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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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Characteristics of beta-blocking agents include all of the following EXCEPT:

They occupy beta receptors and competitively reduce receptor occupancy by catecholamines or other beta agonists
They do not cause hypotension in individuals with normal blood pressure
They induce depression and depleted stores of catecholamines
They can cause blockade in the atrioventricular node
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Although the benzodiazepines continue to be the agents of choice for insomnia, they have:


The possibility of psychological and physiological dependence
Synergistic depression of CNS with other drugs (especially alcohol)
Residual drowsiness and daytime sedation
All of the above
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Characteristics of carvedilol include all of the following EXCEPT:

It is a beta1-selective antagonist
It has both alfa1-selective and beta-blocking effects
It attenuates oxygen free radical-initiated lipid peroxidation
It inhibits vascular smooth muscle mitogenesis
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Which of the following drugs is a nonselective beta-blocker without intrinsic sympathomimetic or local anesthetic activity
and used for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias?

Propranolol
Oxprenolol
Sotalol
Atenolol
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Which of the following is not used in
enterococcal infection?

Vancomycin
Linezolide
Teichoplanin
Cephalexin
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An agent used in Prinzmetal angina has spasmolytic action which increases coronary blood supply is


Nitroglycerine
Nifedipine
Timolol
Isosorbide mononitrate
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A drug which has antipyretic, anti-inflammatroy and antiplatelet activity is

Sulfinpyrazone
Aspirin
Ticlopidine
Acetaminophen
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Decreased risk of Atherosclerosis is associated with increase in

very low density lipoproteins
low density lipoproteins
cholesterol
high density lipoproteins
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Indicate the hypnotic benzodiazepine, which has the shortest elimination half-life:

Temazepam
Triazolam
Flurazepam
Diazepam
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Epinephrine is not used is

Chronic bronchial asthma
Local homeostasis
Anaphylaxis
All of the above
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Which of the following agents is a nonselective beta receptor agonist?

Norepinephrine
Terbutaline
Isoproterenol
Dobutamine
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Indicate the alfa2-selective agonist:

Xylometazoline
Epinephrine
Dobutamine
Methoxamine
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Imidazopyridines are a kind of :

Partial agonists at brain 5-TH1A receptors
Selective agonists of the BZ1 (omega1) subtype of BZ receptors
Competitive antagonists of BZ receptors
Nonselective agonists of both BZ1 and BZ2 receptor subtypes
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Anitskov?s cells are modified?

Neutrophils
Macrophages
Lymphocytes
Eosinophils
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Bioassays are carried out to

Measure the pharmacological activity of a drug
Avoid clinical trails for new drugs
Detect the impurity in a given drug
Screen fro pharmacognetic influences of new drugs
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A direct way of studying idiosyncratic reactions to a given drug is by

changing the route of drug administration
changing the assay method
pharmacogenomics
structure activity relationship studies of a family of compounds
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Plasmid is a

Macromolecule involved in the protein synthesis
Circular piece of duplex DNA
A hybrid DNA that is formed by joining pieces DNA (Your selection was wrong)
Endogenous substance secreted by one type of cell
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Hypnotic benzodiazepines can cause:

A dose-dependent increase in both REM and slow wave sleep
Do not change sleep patterns
A dose-dependent decrease in both REM and slow wave sleep
A dose-dependent increase in REM sleep and decrease in slow wave sleep
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The principal adverse effects of phentolamine include all of the following EXCEPT:

Diarrhea
Bradycardia
Arrhythmias
Myocardial ischemia
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Propranolol-induced adverse effects include all of the following EXCEPT:

Bronchoconstriction
?supersensitivity? of beta-adrenergic receptors (rapid withdrawal)
Hyperglycemia
Sedation, sleep disturbances, depression and sexual dysfunction
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Payment of time- barred debt is: (a) Valid (b) Void (c) Illegal (d) Voidable
Consideration is defined in the Indian Contract Act,1872 in: (a) Section 2(f) (b) Section 2(e) (c) Section 2(g) (d) Section 2(d)
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Consideration must move at the desire of: (a) The promisor (b) The promisee (c) The promisor or any other party (d) Both the promisor and the promisee
An offer which is open for acceptance over a period of time is: (a) Cross Offer (b) Counter Offer (c) Standing Offer (d) Implied Offer
Specific offer can be communicated to__________ (a) All the parties of contract (b) General public in universe (c) Specific person (d) None of the above
_________ amounts to rejection of the original offer. (a) Cross offer (b) Special offer (c) Standing offer (d) Counter offer
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_____________ is a game of chance. (a) Conditional Contract (b) Contingent Contract (c) Wagering Contract (d) Quasi Contract
There is no binding contract in case of _______ as one's offer cannot be constructed as acceptance (a) Cross Offer (b) Standing Offer (c) Counter Offer (d) Special Offer
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When an offer is made to the world at large, it is ____________ offer. (a) Counter (b) Special (c) General (d) None of the above
Implied contract even if not in writing or express words is perfectly _______________ if all the conditions are satisfied:- (a) Void (b) Voidable (c) Valid (d) Illegal
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