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Neuropsychopharmacology: Quiz

  

Question 1: Specific receptors have been found for the drugs ________ (cannabis) and GHB [7], with endogenous transmitters anandamide and GHB.
NabiloneTetrahydrocannabinolNonabineCannabidiol

Question 2: If the receptor is of the ________ type, a central pore or channel in the middle of the proteins will be mechanically moved to allow certain ions to flow through, thus altering the ion concentration difference.
Ligand-gated ion channelSodium channelPotassium channelIon channel

Question 3: The next step, which major ________ are currently working hard to develop, are receptor subtype-specific drugs and other specific agents.
Pharmaceutical drugPharmaceutical industryDrug discoveryClinical trial

Question 4: All of the ________ involved in neurotransmission are a small fraction of the more than 100,000 proteins in the brain.
MyosinMetabolismActinProtein

Question 5: The ________ (HPPD), also known as post-psychedelic perception disorder, has been observed in patients as long as 26 years after LSD use.
Hallucinogen persisting perception disorderBenzodiazepine withdrawal syndromeObsessive–compulsive disorderMajor depressive disorder

Question 6: Technical advancements in recent years have allowed progress toward the understanding of the ________ and how drugs can be made to affect it.
Nervous systemSensory systemBrainDigestion

Question 7: The 5HT2A receptor and possibly the 5HT1C are involved by releasing ________ in the frontal cortex, while simultaneously in the locus coeruleus sensory information is promoted and spontaneous activity decreases.
DizocilpineGlutamineNitrous oxideGlutamic acid

Question 8: Another recent major discovery occurred in 1999 when orexin, or hypocretin, was found to have a role in arousal, since the lack of orexin receptors mirrors the condition of ________.
Sleep disorderHypersomniaNarcolepsySleep apnea

Question 9: ________ determines protein structures through type II RNA polymerase.
Gene expressionTranscription (genetics)EpigeneticsDNA

Question 10: When a cell in the brain fires, small chemical and electrical swings called the ________ may affect the firing of as many as a thousand other neurons in a process called neurotransmission.
Chemical synapsePhotoreceptor cellAction potentialIon channel
















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