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Question 1: Curare (d-tubocurarine) is no longer used for ________ during surgery as better drugs are now available.
MedicineAnesthesiaPsychiatryPain management

Question 2: The antidote for curare poisoning is an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor (anti-cholinesterase), such as ________ or neostigmine.

Question 3: [16] But curare came to anesthesia via ________ (electroplexy).
PsychiatryPsychosisDyslexiaEating disorders

Question 4: Curare IPA: [k(j)uːˈrɑːri] [1] is a common name for various ________ originating from South America.
BatrachotoxinArrow poisonHeraclesAsia

Question 5: Curare is an example of a non-depolarizing ________ that blocks the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), one of the two types of acetylcholine (ACh) receptors.
StimulantAnxiolyticSedativeMuscle relaxant

Question 6: In 1954, a sensational article was published by Beecher and Todd suggesting that the use of muscle relaxants (drugs similar to curare) increased death due to ________ nearly six fold.
Pain managementSurgeryAnesthesiaMedicine

Question 7: In 1939 Abram Elting Bennett used it to modify metrazol induced ________.
DSM-IV CodesPsychiatryPsychosisElectroconvulsive therapy

Question 8: [17] ________ are used in modern anesthesia for many reasons, such as providing optimal operating conditions and facilitating intubation of the trachea.
StimulantAnxiolyticMuscle relaxantSedative

Question 9: Modern anesthetists have at their disposal a variety of ________ for use in anesthesia.
StimulantMuscle relaxantSedativeAnxiolytic

Question 10: In 1914 Henry Hallett Dale (1875-1968) described the physiological actions of ________.
Kynurenic acidDextromethorphanAcetylcholineKetamine

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