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31. Which of the following central dopaminergic pathway is associated with hyperprolactinaemia and its consequences:

A. Mesolimbic

B. Mesocortical

C. Nigrostraiatal

D. Tuberoinfundibular

32. Fundamental property of antipsychotic drugs is:

A. Blockade of reuptake of serotonin

B. Dopamine post-synaptic receptor blockade

C. Increase the neurotransmission in GABA receptors

D. Blockade of reuptake of norepinephrine

33. Which is not a extrapyramidal symptom:

A. Acute dystonia

B. Akathesia

C. Drug-induced parkinsonism

D. Agnosia

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34. Involuntary spasmodic contraction of a group of muscles is termed as:

A. Tardive dyskinesia

B. Dystonia

C. Rabbit syndrome

D. Akathesia

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35. A subjective feeling of motor restlessness develops following treatment with antipsychotics is termed as:

A. Dystonia

B. Dyskinesia

C. Akathesia

D. Agnosia

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36. Tetrabenazine is a drug used in the management of:

A. Seizures

B. Tardive dyskinesia

C. Psychotic symptoms

D. Sleep disorders

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37. A condition hypothesised to be due to dopamine post-synaptic supersensitivity in the basal ganglia is:

A. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

B. Tardive dyskinesia

C. Pseudoparkinsonism

D. Akathesia

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38. An antipsychotic which is known to cause fatal torsades de pointes is:

A. Chlorpromazine

B. Clozapine

C. Trihexiphenidyl

D. Thioridazine

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39. A common adverse effect shared by clozapine, olanzapine and risperidone is:

A. Seizures

B. Sialorrea

C. Agranulocytosis

D. Weight gain

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40. A drug which is particularly associated with precipitation and worsening of diabetes mellitus is:

A. Olanzapine

B. Carbamazepine

C. Amitryptylline

D. Haloperidol

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31.D 32. B 33.D 34.B 35.C
36. B 37.B 38.D 39.D 40. A