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Psychopharmacology Quiz - 3

21. The term ataractic refers to a drug that:

A. has a calming effect

B. induces sleep

C. induces drowsiness

D. cause extrapyramidal side effects

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22. Benzodiazepines have the following effects EXCEPT:

A. suppress REM sleep

B. produces respiratory depression

C. produce tolerance and dependence

D. induces seizures

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23. An important side effect of zopiclone is:

A. respiratory depression

B. Extrapyramidal symptoms

C. A bitter taste associated with excretion in saliva

D. Nystagmus and double vision

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24. Zopiclone is most appropriate for those:

A. With difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep

B. Early morning awakening

C. Agitated and violent

D. With obstructive sleep apnoea and respiratory problems

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25. Which drug is known to cause a bitter taste associated with excretion in saliva:

A. Buproprion

B. Zaleplon

C. Zolpidem

D. Zopiclone

26. The most common side effect of benzodiazepines is:

A. Sedation

B. Seizures

C. Vomiting

D. Restlessness and agitation

27. The usual dose of clonazepam is:

A. 0.25 to 2.0 mg/day

B. 5-10 mg/day

C. 15-30 mg/day

D. 0.4-0.8 mg/day

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28. Buspirone belongs to which class of drug:

A. Benzodiazepines

B. Azapirones


D. Tricyclic antidepressants

29. Flumazenil is a drug is used in:

A. Severe agitation

B. Schizophrenia

C. Benzodiazepine overdose

D. Opiod dependence

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30. Which of the following central dopaminergic pathway is associated with antipsychotic efficacy:

A. Mesocortical

B. Nigrostraiatal

C. Tuberoinfundibular

D. Mesolimbic

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21. A 22. D 23. C  24.A 25.D
26. A 27.A 28.B 29.C 30.D