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Muscle relaxant: Quiz


Question 1: They are often used during surgical procedures and in intensive care and ________ to cause paralysis.
PhysicianPhysician assistantEmergency medicineGeneral practitioner

Question 2: Normally, a nerve impulse arrives at the motor nerve terminal, initiating an influx of calcium ions which causes the exocytosis of synaptic vesicles containing ________.
AcetylcholineDextromethorphanKynurenic acidKetamine

Question 3: ________ is considered to be at least as effective as diazepam in reducing spasticity, and causes much less sedation.

Question 4: The hydantoin-derivative ________ is a spasmolytic agent with a unique mechanism of action outside of the CNS.

Question 5: According to MeSH, ________ is usually classified as a centrally acting muscle relaxant.

Question 6: This poison, known today as ________, led to some of the earliest scientific studies in pharmacology.
CurareOrphenadrineAtracuriumNeuromuscular-blocking drug

Question 7: ________ and other imidazoline compounds have also been shown to reduce muscle spasms by their central nervous system activity.

Question 8: It may also reduce pain in patients by inhibiting the release of ________ in the spinal cord as well.
Substance P5-HT2C receptorBrain-derived neurotrophic factorSocial anxiety disorder

Question 9: Other common spasmolytic agents include: methocarbamol, ________, chlorzoxazone, cyclobenzaprine, gabapentin, metaxalone, and orphenadrine.

Question 10: Antihypertensives • Diuretics • Vasodilators • Beta blockers • Calcium channel blockers • renin-angiotensin system (________, Angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Renin inhibitors)
ATC code LAntihypertensive drugChemotherapyACE inhibitor

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