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Comprehensive Exam Week 4
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Assume you had a 74-year-old client who was suffering from early stage Alzheimer's symptoms. Very likely the first choice medication for this person will be
An Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor
Which of the following shows the least efficacy in treating cortical dementias?
MDMA is most accurately classed as a (n)
The most common medicine used to treat ADHD with the most efficacy is
The site of anti-psychotic action in neuroleptics seems to be
the mesolimbic pathway
In medicating ADHD Focalin and Concerta both
are extended release formulations, are classed as amphetamines, act on DA
Probably the least effective medication for ADHD is
There are several good reasons for using Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs), however, what would be considered a con or negative aspect of CAMs?
The lack of consistency between brands and or treatment protocols, The lack of consistency regarding ingredients and potency levels of medicines, The lack of consistency in research.
Depressed patients often present with agitation and anxiety. A common mistake among general practice physicians is to prescribe a benzodiazepine, observing the agitation and anxiety but missing the underlying depression. As a result of this practice, one is likely to see:
a. Initial calming followed by worsening depression.
When under treatment with an MAO inhibitor, one should avoid:
The two basic kinds of cells in the nervous system are _____.
neurons and glia
The central nervous system is composed of the ____.
brain and spinal cord
The ability of the brain to change its anatomy over time, within limits, is known as ____.
In comparison to the rods, cones are more ____.
sensitive to detail
Activity in the left hemisphere is associated with ____.
Studies on ____ help clarify the distinctions among different kinds of memory and enable us to explore the mechanisms of memory.
To say that a drug has an affinity for a particular type of receptor is to imply that the drug ____.
binds to that receptor
During REM sleep, the EEG shows ____.
irregular, low-voltage fast waves
Which hormone controls the rate at which glucose leaves the blood and enters the cells?
Birth control pills prevent pregnancy by ____.
interfering with the feedback cycle between the ovaries and the pituitary
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