Drugs Acting on the Nervous System

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1. How do anxiolytics work on the nervous system?

  • Increase GABA in the brain
  • Decrease GABA in the brain
  • Increase the amount of noradrenaline produced
  • Decrease the amount of noradrenaline produced
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2. Which form of drug administration is not used when giving benzodiazepines?

  • Rectal
  • Topical
  • Intravenous Injection
  • Oral

3. Which of these groups of drugs block transmission in motor nerves?

  • Anaesthetics
  • Neuromuscular blocking drugs
  • Hypnotics
  • Anxiolytics

4. Which of the following statements cannot be applied to local anaesthetics?

  • They are long acting
  • Lidocaine and pridlocaine are examples of local anaesthetics
  • They are used for analgesia and paralysis
  • They block transmission of nerve impulses

5. Which of these may be a side effect of taking anaesthetics?

  • Cushingoid features
  • Breathing shallow/rapid
  • Increased kidney perfusion
  • Increased blood pressure and cardiac output


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