Drugs Acting on the Nervous System

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

  • Breathing shallow/rapid
  • Increased blood pressure and cardiac output
  • Increased kidney perfusion
  • Cushingoid features
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2. How do anxiolytics work on the nervous system?

  • Decrease the amount of noradrenaline produced
  • Increase GABA in the brain
  • Increase the amount of noradrenaline produced
  • Decrease GABA in the brain

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

  • Hypnotics
  • Anaesthetics
  • Neuromuscular blocking drugs
  • Anxiolytics

4. Which of these is not an excitatory neurotransmitter?

  • GABA
  • Acetylcholine
  • Noradrenaline
  • Dopamine

5. 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


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