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Pharmacology MCQ Bank 1

Created: 21/10/2005

1. Dopamine:

a) may produce ventricular arrhythmias
b) increases mesenteric blood flow at high doses
c) crosses the blood-brain barrier
d) is synthesised from L-dopa
e) is inactivated in alkaline solution
2. The following increase the amount of calcium in cardiac muscle:

a) halothane
b) adrenaline
c) diltiazem
d) nifedipine
e) trimetaphan

3. The following can be used safely in a patient on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor:

a) morphine
b) pethidine
c) noradrenaline
d) amphetamine
e) adrenaline

4. Hyoscine hydrobromide causes:

a) antiemesis
b) somnolence
c) pupillary dilatation
d) tachycardia followed by bradycardia
e) extrapyramidal symptoms
5. Clonidine:

a) is an alpha-2 receptor agonist
b) is a dopamine antagonist
c) causes tachycardia
d) inhibits salivation
e) reduces the minimum alveolar concentration of halothane



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