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Beta blocker: Quiz


Question 1: Beta blockade, especially of the beta-1 receptor at the macula densa inhibits renin release, thus decreasing the release of ________.

Question 2: ________ (CNS) adverse effects (hallucinations, insomnia, nightmares, depression) are more common in agents with greater lipid solubility, which are able to cross the blood-brain barrier into the CNS.
White matterCentral nervous systemNeuronGrey matter

Question 3: A 2007 study revealed that diuretics and beta-blockers used for hypertension increase a patient's risk of developing diabetes while ________ and Angiotensin II receptor antagonists (Angiotensin Receptor Blockers) actually decrease the risk of diabetes.
Renin inhibitorBeta blockerACE inhibitorAntihypertensive drug

Question 4: Agents specifically indicated for ________ prophylaxis
MigraineTension headacheHeadacheCluster headache

Question 5: Stimulation of β1 receptors by ________ induces a positive chronotropic and inotropic effect on the heart and increases cardiac conduction velocity and automaticity.

Question 6: Symptomatic control (tachycardia, tremor) in ________ and hyperthyroidism
AnxietyEmotionMental confusionHostility

Question 7: Beta blockers decrease nocturnal ________ release, perhaps partly accounting for sleep disturbance caused by some agents.

Question 8: Beta blockers must not be used in the treatment of cocaine, ________, or other alpha adrenergic stimulant overdose.

Question 9: Invented by Sir James W. Black in the late 1950s, it revolutionized the medical management of ________ and is considered to be one of the most important contributions to clinical medicine and pharmacology of the 20th century.
Coronary artery diseaseAngina pectorisAtherosclerosisMyocardial infarction

Question 10: Agents specifically indicated for ________
Myocardial infarctionAtrial fibrillationSupraventricular tachycardiaCardiac dysrhythmia

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