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Tetanus: Quiz


Question 1: The other type of striated muscle, cardiac or ________, cannot be tetanized because of its intrinsic electrical properties.
Skeletal muscleCardiac muscleSmooth muscleExtrafusal muscle fiber

Question 2: Administration of the antibiotic metronidazole decreases the number of ________ but has no effect on the bacterial toxin.
BacteriaGram-positive bacteriaCorynebacteriumGram-negative bacteria

Question 3: The "spatula test" is a clinical test for tetanus that involves touching the ________ pharyngeal wall with a sterile, soft-tipped instrument, and observing the effect.
DigestionAnatomical terms of locationAnatomyEar

Question 4: magnesium, as an ________ (IV) infusion, to prevent muscle spasm,
Intravenous therapyCream (pharmaceutical)Intraosseous infusionEnema

Question 5: the autonomic effects of tetanus can be difficult to manage (alternating hyper- and hypotension, hyperpyrexia/hypothermia) and may require IV labetalol, magnesium, ________, or nifedipine.

Question 6: John Thoreau (brother of ________); nicked himself with a razor while shaving.
AnarchismHenry David ThoreauIndividualist anarchismNoam Chomsky

Question 7: Similarly, a lack of neural control of the ________ results in release of catecholamines, thus producing a hypersympathetic state and widespread autonomic instability.
TesticleEndocrine systemThyroidAdrenal gland

Question 8: [13] Nearly all of the cases in the United States occur in unimmunized individuals or individuals who have allowed their ________ to lapse,[13] whereas most cases in developing countries are due to the neonatal form of tetanus.
InoculationSmallpox vaccineVaccinationVaccine

Question 9: In extreme cases it may be necessary to paralyze the patient with ________-like drugs and use a mechanical ventilator.
CurareNeuromuscular-blocking drugOrphenadrineAtracurium

Question 10: Severe cases will require admission to ________.
SurgeryMedicineNephrologyIntensive-care medicine

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