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Lindane: Quiz


Question 1: A variety of adverse reactions to lindane pharmaceuticals have been reported, ranging from skin irritation to ________, and, in rare instances, death.
ICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findingsSeizureConvulsionSymptom

Question 2: It has been manufactured by several countries, including the United States, China, ________, and several European countries, but as of 2007 only India and possibly Russia are still producing it.
East TimorBrazilMozambiquePortugal

Question 3: Lindane is a neurotoxin that interferes with GABA ________ function by interacting with the GABAA receptor-chloride channel complex at the picrotoxin binding site.

Question 4: The State of ________ banned the pharmaceutical lindane, effective 2002, and the Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill in 2009 to restrict its use to doctors' offices.
San Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaLos AngelesCalifornia

Question 5: [5] ________ teams concluded the same in 1999 and 2000.
United States Geological SurveyMinerals Management ServiceUnited States Fish and Wildlife ServiceNational Park Service

Question 6: In humans, lindane affects the nervous system, liver and kidneys, and may be a ________.

Question 7: [12][13][14] It is estimated that between 1950 and 2000, around 600,000 ________ of lindane were produced globally, and the vast majority of which was used in agriculture.
TonneKilogramMetric systemUnited States customary units

Question 8: The ________ classifies lindane as "Moderately Hazardous," and its international trade is restricted and regulated under the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent.
World Health OrganizationSwitzerlandUniversal Postal UnionFood and Agriculture Organization

Question 9: Exposure to large amounts of lindane can harm the ________, producing a range of symptoms from headache and dizziness to seizures, convulsions and more rarely death.
Intracranial pressureAlzheimer's diseaseSensory systemNervous system

Question 10: [5] Prenatal exposure to β-HCH, an ________ of lindane and production byproduct, has been associated with altered thyroid hormone levels and could affect brain development.

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