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Study of the interaction of drugs and subcellular entities such as enzymes and DNA is called
a. medicinal chemistry
b. pharmacodynamics
c. chemotherapy
d. molecular pharmacology
e. pharmacokinetics

d. molecular pharmacology

Finding proper antidotes to the harmful effects of drugs is part of the specialty of
a. molecular pharmacology
b. toxicology
c. medicinal chemistry
d. pharmacodynamics
e. pharmacokinetics

b. toxicology

Which of the following is a drug generic name?
a. omnipen
b. ampicillin
c. aminopenicillic acid
d. polycillin
e. principen

b. ampicillin

Which agency holds the legal responsibility for deciding whatever a drug may be distributed and sold?
a. PDR
b. United states pharmacopeia
c. National institues of health
d. hospital formulary
e. FDA

e. FDA

The combination of two drugs can cause an effect that is greater than the sum of the individual effect of each
a. iatrigenic
b. addictive action
c. tolerance
d. synergism
e. idiosyncrasy

d. synergism

Suppositories are inserted
a. parental administration
b. rectal administration
c. inhalation
d. topical
e. Oral

b. rectal administration

Drugs are swallowed and absorbed through the intestinal tract
a. parental administration
b. rectal administration
c. inhalation
d. topical
e. Oral

e. oral

Drugs are injected through a syringe into a muscle, vein, or body cavity
a. parental administration
b. rectal administration
c. inhalation
d. topical
e. oral

a. parental administration

aerosols are administered in this way
a. parental administration
b. rectal administration
c. inhalation
d. topical
e. oral

c. inhalation

Drugs are applied on the skin
a. parental administration
b. rectal administration
c. inhalation
d. topical
e. oral

d. topical

What is anaphylaxis?
a. a type of hypersensitivity reaction
b. factors in the patient's condition that make the use of a drug dangerous
c. a condition produced by the treatment
d. toxic effects that routinely result from the use of a drug
e. an antipruritic and antiseptic drug

a. a type of hypersensitivity reaction

Drugs that block release of a substance that cause allergic reactions are called
a. anticoagulants
b. antidiabetics
c. anticonvulsants
d. antihistamines
e. anesthetics

d. antihistamines

Morphine
a. endocrine drug
b. cardiovascular drug
c. analgesic drug
d. stimulant drug
e. anticoagulant drug

c. analgesic drug

Beta-blocker
a. endocrine drug
b. cardiovascular drug
c. analgesic drug
d. stimulant drug
e. anticoagulant drug

b. cardiovascular drug

Heparin
a. endocrine drug
b. cardiovascular drug
c. analgesic drug
d. stimulant drug
e. anticoagulant drug

e. anticoagulant drug

Estrogen
a. endocrine drug
b. cardiovascular drug
c. analgesic drug
d. stimulant drug
e. anticoagulant drug

a. endocrine drug

Amphetamine and caffeine?
a. endocrine drug
b. cardiovascular drug
c. analgesic drug
d. stimulant drug
e. anticoagulant drug

d. stimulant drug

What is the effect of a diuretic?
a. Lowers blood pressure by promoting fluid excretion from the kidney
b. Widens blood vessels
c. stops blood clotting
d. lowers cholesterol
e. increased blood pressure by holding water in the body

a. lowers blood pressure by promoting fluid excretion from the kidney

Penicillin is an example of which type of drug
a. Antihistamine
b. analgesic
c. antiemetic
d. antibiotic
e. hypnotic

d. antibiotic

A drug that works against fevers is
a. antipruritic
b. antipyretic
c. anesthetic
d. anticoagulant
e. hypnotic

b. antipyretic

Drugs that control anxiety and severe disturbances of behavior
a. sedatives
b. anticonvulsants
c. analgesics
d. tranquilizers
e. anesthetics

d. tranquilizers

Drugs that relax without necessarily producing sleep
a. sedatives
b. anticonvulsants
c. analgesics
d. tranquilizers
e. anesthetics

a. sedatives

Drugs used to relieve pain, induce sleep, and suppress coughs
a. sedatives
b. anticonvulsants
c. analgesics
d. tranquilizers
e. anesthetics

c. analgesics

Drugs that produce loss of sensation throughout the entire body
a. sedatives
b. anticonvulsants
c. analgesics
d. tranquilizers
e. anesthetics

e. anesthetics

Drugs used to treat epilepsy
a. sedatives
b. anticonvulsants
c. analgesics
d. tranquilizers
e. anesthetics

b. anticonvulsants

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