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Question 1:
What is the molecular weight of Salbutamol?
12,103 g/mol

Question 2:
What is the chemical name of Salbutamol (IUPAC)

Question 3: It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline as Ventolin, Aerolin or Ventorlin depending on the market; by ________ as Asthalin; by Schering-Plough as Proventil and by Teva as ProAir.
CiplaBajaj AutoDr. Reddy's LaboratoriesBharti Airtel

Question 4: Salbutamol (INN) or albuterol (USAN) is a short-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonist used for the relief of bronchospasm in conditions such as ________ and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
AsthmaHypersensitivity pneumonitisAllergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosisFarmer's lung

Question 5: This is usually achieved through a ________ (MDI), nebuliser or other proprietary delivery devices (e.g.
EnemaMetered-dose inhalerOrally disintegrating tabletNebulizer

Question 6: While preferred over agents such as atosiban and ritodrine, its role has largely been replaced by the calcium-channel blocker ________ which is more effective, better tolerated and orally administered.

Question 7: The most common side effects are of fine tremor, nervousness, ________, muscle cramps, dry mouth, and palpitation.
MigraineHeadacheTension headacheCluster headache

Question 8: [3] Other symptoms may be tachycardia (rapid heart rate), ________, flushing, myocardial ischaemia, and disturbances of sleep and behaviour.
Myocardial infarctionAtrial fibrillationCardiac dysrhythmiaSupraventricular tachycardia

Question 9: Can be aerosolized with a nebulizer for patients with cystic fibrosis, along with ipratropium bromide, ________, and pulmozyme.
Psychotria ipecacuanhaAcetylcysteineNaloxoneDextromethorphan

Question 10: Intravenous salbutamol can be used as a tocolytic to relax the uterine smooth muscle to delay ________.
Preterm birthPostmature birthChorioamnionitisPlacenta praevia

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