Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 9: Understanding Drugs & Medicines Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Antipsychotics are intended to

Question 2 2. Most antipsychotics

Question 3 3. You are an anesthesiologist preparing an alcoholic patient for surgery. The patient may be less affected by the medicine because the alcohol is _____ with the anesthetic:

Question 4 4. Suppose a person drinks an alcoholic drink and takes one sleeping pill at the same time. Strangely, the person sleeps a full 24 hours instead of the expected 8 hours. What could you assume is the effect of the combination?

Question 5 5. In the movie The Princess Bride, a character is not affected by a poison, because he has been drinking a little of it every day for years, until it doesn't affect him. This is an example of what effect?

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Question 6 6. Why is vasoconstriction potentially so dangerous?

Question 7 7. Which psychoactive drug excites the activity of the central nervous system?

Question 8 8. Inhalation of the drug implies:

Question 9 9. Delivery of a drug through the skin is known as:

Question 10 10. Unlike MAOIs and tricyclics, SSRIs

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Question 11 11. You are an ER doctor with a patient suffering from a drug overdose. The antidote is a(n) _____ to the illicit drug the patient took.

Question 12 12. What is the relationship between drug abuse, skeletal muscles and acute renal failure?

Question 13 13. A similar effect to synergy occurs when a second drug increases the effect of the first in an extreme manner. What is the term for this extreme response by the body?

Question 14 14. Select the drug group to which LSD belongs.

Question 15 15. How can a stimulant be harmful?

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Question 16 16. Cocaine and other drugs may cause a heart attack due to:

Question 17 17. Drug users that rely on needles may develop flesh eating disease, more technically called:

Question 18 18. The lips, inside of the mouth, and inside of the nose contain:

Question 19 19. Intravenous drug use:

Question 20 20. Lithium is primarily use to treat

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Question 21 21. Why is medication sometimes not the solution for drug dependency?

Question 22 22.

A psychoactive drug Y if taken can have mind-altering capabilities. Y is usually a volatile substance with strange effects, ranging from stimulation to loss of coordination to hallucination and delusions. A common example of Y is paint thinner.

Identify Y.

Question 23 23. Opioids are drugs that are intended to _____.

Question 24 24. What is the difference between Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)?

Question 25 25. Swallowing a drug is known as:

Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 9: Understanding Drugs & Medicines Chapter Exam Instructions

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