The ANS & the Respiratory System - BM5 RCR1

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1. Beta II agonists have which of the following effects on airway smooth muscle?

  • Promotes mediator release from mast cells & the release of TNF-alpha, and increases mucus clearance
  • Promotes mediator release from mast cells & the release of TNF-alpha, and decreases mucus clearance
  • Inhibits mediator release from mast cells & the release of TNF-alpha, and increases mucus clearance
  • Inhibits mediator release from mast cells & the release of TNF-alpha, and decreases mucus clearance
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2. Other than bronchodilation, what other effect do muscarinic antagonists have?

  • Decreased adrenaline secretion
  • Reduce secretions (e.g. mucus)
  • Increase adrenaline secretion
  • Increase secretions (e.g. mucus)

3. What is status asthmaticus?

  • The ID card that all ashmatics should carry
  • A mild episode of wheezing
  • An acute severe asthma attack
  • The act of being an asthmatic

4. Which of the following innervations does the heart have?

  • Somatic
  • Sympathetic
  • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic
  • Parasympathetic

5. With what can salmeterol be combined to reduce airway inflammation?

  • Propanolol
  • NSAID
  • Steroid
  • Beta blocker

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