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Psychiatric Nursing Quiz
Psychopharmacology - 1
This page was last updated on August 2, 2011

1. Which of the following drug is indicated in refractory schizophrenia?

A. Haloperidol
B. LithiumCopyright@ www.nursingplanet.com/Quiz
C. Clozapine
D. Thioridazine

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2. Which of the following is a tricyclic antidepressant?

A. Paroxetine
B. Escitalopram
C. Venlafaxine
D. Amitryptylline

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3. Which of the following is a direct pharmacological antagonist?

A. Methadone
B. Morphine
C. Naltrexone
D. Disufiram

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4. Benzodiazepines primarily act on:

A. GABA-A receptors
B. 5HT receptors
C. Dopamine receptors
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5. Which of the following is an antagonist of benzodiazepines:

A. Flumazenil
B. Naloxone
C. Flupenthixol
D. N-acetyl cystine

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6. Which is NOT a long acting antipsychotic drug?

A. Haloperidol deconate
B. Zuclopenthixol deconate
C. Fluphenazine deconate
D. Pimozide

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7. “Psuedoparkinsonism” is a term used to refer:

A. Post head injury parkinsonism
B. Post-encephalitic parkinsonism
C. Drug-induced parkinsonism
D. Parkinsonism with depression

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8. Extrapyramidal symptoms include all, except:

A. Psuedoparkinsonism
B. Dytonia
C. Tardive dyskinesia
D. Agnosia

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9. A drug which is commonly associated with orthostatic hypotension is:

A. Chlorpromazine
B. Fluoxamine
C. Buproprion
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10. Which of the following drug is safest in patients with cardiac conduction disorder and depression:

A. Dotheipin
B. Mianserin
C. Doxepine
D. Phenelzine

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11. The most frequent cardiaovascular side effect of trazadone is:

A. Arrythmias
B. Ventricular hypertrophy
C. Valvular dysfunction
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12. Antimanic properties of lithium was proposed by:

A. Delay and Deniker
B. Von Meduna
C. John Cade
D. Egaz Moniz

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13. The antipsychotic properties of Chlorpromazine was proposed by:

A. John Cade
B. Delay and Deniker
C. John Cade
D. Egaz Moniz

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14. The first psychotropic drug introduced in the treatment of depression was:

A. Clorpromazine
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C. Dothipin
D. Imipramine

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15. Dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation and urinary retention are side effects due to blockade of:

A. H1 histaminic receptors
B. 5HT1 serotoninergic receptors
C. Dopaminergic receptors
D. Muscarinic-cholinergic

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16. Tricyclic antidepressants act by blocking:

A. Dopaminergic receptors
B. GABA receptors
C. Reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine
D. Cholinergic receptors

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17. Therapeutic effects of typical antipsychotics are predominantly due to blockade of:

A. Dopaminergic receptors
B. GABA receptors
C. Serotoninergic receptors
D. Norepinephrine receptors

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18. Pharmacokinetics refers to:

A. The processes of absorption, transport, distribution, metabolism and excretion
B. Action of drug on the body
C. Selective action of the drug on the receptors
D. The adverse effects caused by a drug on the body

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19. Zolpidem belongs to which of the following class of drugs:

A. Antipsychotics
B. Antidepressants
C. Mood stabilizers
D. Hypnotics

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20. Moclobimide is a:Copyright@ www.nursingplanet.com/Quiz

A. SSRI antidepressant
B. Reversible MAO Inhibitor
C. TCA antidepressant
D. SNRI antidepressant

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1. C
3. C
4. A
6. D
7. C
8. D
10. D
12. C
14. D
16. C
17. A
18. A

References  Copyright@ www.nursingplanet.com/Quiz

  1. Psychiatry, Third Edition. Edrs. Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Michael B. First and Mario Maj.John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2008.

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