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50 multiple choice questions on pharmacology of antiretrovirals and antibiotics (tetracyclines, tuberculosis drugs and fluoroquinololones)

These pharmacoloy questions were submitted by Prof. Dr. Shah Murad, Head of the department, Pharmacology and therapeutics, at Lahore Medical and Dental College.

LAHORE MEDICAL ; DENTAL COLLEGE
Department of Pharmacology &; Therapeutics
5th Periodical Test (Chemotherapy) for 3rd year MBBS
Date 8th   April, 2009
Time allowed:  70 minutes
Total marks 50
NOTE: Choose the best answer

1. An AIDS patient, who is being treated with multiple drugs, develops breast hypertrophy, central adiposity, hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance and nephrolithiasis. If these changes are related to his drug treatment, this drug belongs to which group of anti-retroviral drugs?
a) Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIS)
b) Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIS)
c) Fusion Inhibitors
d) Protease Inhibitors
e) Integrase InhibitorsContinue Reading

MCQs for USMLE review on psychopharmacology: antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, antidepressants and lithium

These pharmacology MCQs from the UMKC School of Medicine have a different degree of difficulty, but are useful to review pharmacology of psychotropics. Psychotropics Item Number: 11667 correct answer: 4 category: Psychotropics 1. The symptoms of tardive dyskinesia will acutely improve with: 1. administration of diphenhydramine 2. administration of amantadine 3. administration of bromocriptine 4.…Continue Reading

USMLE-like questions on antihypertensives

These questions from the UMKC School of Medicine have a different degree of difficulty, but are useful to review pharmacology of hypertension. Antihypertensives Item Number: 11201   correct answer: 4  category: Antihypertensives 1.   Gynecomastia, hyperkalemia, and menstrual abnormalities are potential adverse effects associated with: A.  amiloride B.  captopril C.  triamterene D.  spironolactone 1. A,B,C 2. A,C…Continue Reading

Anticoagulants MCQs for test review

Here are a couple of questions related to the pharmacology of coagulation.  These questions from the UMKC School of Medicine have a different degree of difficulty, but are useful to review the topic.  To get a better understanding on the topic, you can read about  antiplatelet agents and thrombolytic drugs. Item Number: 10968 correct answer:…Continue Reading

Intravenous and inhalational anesthetics, MCQs for test review

I believe some of the questions ( developed by the UMKC School of Medicine) in this set would be more suitable for an anesthesiologist or anesthesia resident than for a medical student in the pre-clinical years. However, most of them are regular questions from classic pharmacology textbooks. I hope you find them useful. Item Number: correct answer: 2 category: Anesthetics 1. All of the following factors…Continue Reading

Analgesics (opioids, nsaids): MCQs for pharmacology review

These questions have been created by the Department of Pharmacology, UMKC School of Medicine.  The use I suggest is to review your knowledge of the subject for USMLE or other pharma test.   Did you find them useful? Too hard ? Too easy? Use the comment form to comment what did you think of them! Item Number: 1684 correct answer: 5 category: Analgesics 1. A child has ingested an unknown substance and has evidence of respiratory depression.…Continue Reading

USMLE-like pharmacology quiz. Part 5: Autonomic pharmacology. Sympathetic nervous system

The following are multiple choice questions in a style similar to those included in the USMLE step 1. The main topic here is: Autonomic Pharmacology: Sympathetic Nervous System. This quiz has been uploaded to Scribd by medical student James Lamberg. The correct answers can be found in link at the end of this post. Note:…Continue Reading

USMLE-like pharmacology quiz. Part 4: pharmacodynamics

The following are multiple choice questions in a style similar to those included in the USMLE step 1. The main topic here is: pharmacodynamics. This quiz has been uploaded to Scribd by medical student James Lamberg. The correct answers can be found in link at the end of this post. Note: the words underlined don’t…Continue Reading

USMLE-like pharmacology quiz. Part 3: pharmacokinetics (drug metabolism)

The following are multiple choice questions in a style similar to those included in the USMLE step 1. The main topic here is: pharmacokinetics (drug metabolism). This quiz has been uploaded to Scribd by medical student James Lamberg. The correct answers can be found in link at the end of this post. Note: the words…Continue Reading

USMLE-like pharmacology quiz. Part 2: pharmacokinetics (drug movement and absorption)

The following are multiple choice questions in a style similar to those included in the USMLE step 1. The main topic here is: pharmacokinetics (drug movement and absorption). This quiz has been uploaded to Scribd by medical student James Lamberg. The correct answers can be found in link at the end of this post. Note:…Continue Reading

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