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Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action, where a drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous (from within body) molecule which exerts a biochemical and/or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism (sometimes the word pharmacon is used as a term to encompass these endogenous and exogenous bioactive species). More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals.

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Which of the following statements is correct for zolpidem?

Causes minor effects on sleep patterns
The risk of development of tolerance and dependence is less than with the use of hypnotic benzodiazepines
Has minimal muscle relaxing and anticonvulsant effects
All of the above
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Which of the following agents is preferred in the treatment of insomnia?

Hypnotic benzodiazepines
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Select a hypnotic drug, which is a benzodiazepine derivative:

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Characteristics of phentolamine include all of the following EXCEPT:

Reduction in peripheral resistance
Stimulation of responses to serotonin
Stimulation of muscarinic, H1 and H2 histamine receptors
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Unless otherwise stated in the individual monograph of the pharmacopoeia, in the disintegration test for enteric coated tablets, first the dissolution is carried out in

0.1 M HCl
phosphate buffer
0.1 M HSO 2 4
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Benzathine penicillin is given in

primary syphilis
Acute gonorrhea
Bacterial endocarditis
meningococcal infection
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Characteristics of reserpine include all of the following EXCEPT:

It inhibits the uptake of norepinephrine into vesicles and MAO
It decreases cardiac output, peripheral resistance and inhibits pressor reflexes
It may cause a transient sympathomimetic effect
It depletes stores of catecholamines and serotonin in the brain
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Indicate a beta receptor antagonist, which has very long duration of action:

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Is Phenoxyethanol harmful?
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Indicate the mechanism of barbiturate action (at hypnotic doses):

Increasing the duration of the GABA-gated Cl- channel openings
Directly activating the chloride channels
Increasing the frequency of Cl- channel opening events
All of the above
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Beta-blocker-induced adverse effects include all of the following EXCEPT:

Depression of myocardial contractility and excitability
?supersensitivity? of beta-receptors associated with rapid withdrawal of drugs
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Indicate a beta-blocker, which is particularly efficacious in thyroid storm:

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Barbiturates are being replaced by hypnotic benzodiazepines because of:

Low therapeutic index
Suppression in REM sleep
High potential of physical dependence and abuse
All of the above
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Which of the following hypnotics is preferred for elderly patients?

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Beta-receptor antagonists have all of the following cardiovascular effects EXCEPT:

The negative inotropic and chronotropic effects
Acute effects of these drugs include a fall in peripheral resistance
Reduction of the release of renin
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Drug of choice of actinimycosis

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Dose of acetaminophen in children

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which of the following antitubercular drug contraindicated in pragnancy.

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Which of the following sympathomimetics is preferable for the treatment of chronic orthostatic hypotension?

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GTN is given sublingually why?

To avoid first pass metabolism
Rapid effect
Gastric irritation
To avoid side effects
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