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Pharmacology 15

Chapter 15 for HIM Pharmacology

An epileptic seizure originates in the spinal cord when a group of neurons spontaneously begins to send out impulses in an abnormal, uncontrolled way. false
The anticonvulsant drug Topamax can also be used as an aid to lose weight or to stop smoking. true
Each type of epilepsy has its own distinct EEG pattern displayed during a seizure. true
Dilantin is used primarily to treat tonic-clonic and complex partial seizures. true
Ativan has proved to be effective in treating Alzheimer's disease by raising the acetylcholine level in the brain. false
When a patient develop tolerance to a drug's therapeutic effect, the physician may gradually withdraw the drug, placing the patient in a "drug holiday" for a few days. true
Myasthenia gravis is characterized by excessive fatigue of the voluntary muscles. true
Peripheral neuropathy affects nerve cells of the internal organs. false
The antihistamine diphenhydramine has aside effect of drowsiness which is used as a therapeutic effect to treat insomnia. true
The anti-anxiety drug clonazepam is also used to treat neuralgia and neuropathy. true
Which of the following is NOT used to treat epilepsy? donepezil
Benzodiazepine drugs and barbiturate drugs used to treat epilepsy are schedule IV drugs
Unconsciousness accompanied by excessive motor activity is characteristic of which of these types of seizures? tonic-clonic
Symmetrel is used to treat Parkinson's disease
Which of the following is characterized by an unusual sensation after an extremity has been amputated? phantom limb pain
Which of the following is a nonbarbiturate drug used to treat insomnia? Lunesta
Methylphenidate is used to treat all of the following EXCEPT neuralgia and neuropathy
Which of the following is spelled correctly? ProSom
Which of the following is a topical anesthesia drug used to treat neuralgia? Capsin
Which of the following drugs used to treat narcolepsy is known as the "date-rape drug"? gamma hydroxybutyrate
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