Gastroenterology Quiz #35: Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapies

1. A 45-year-old man with a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) presents to his primary care physician complaining of persistent heartburn despite lifestyle modifications. The physician prescribes a medication that inhibits the H+/K+ ATPase in parietal cells. Which of the following is the mechanism of action of this medication? 

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2. A 60-year-old woman is diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. She is prescribed a medication that works by forming a protective barrier over the ulcer crater, allowing it to heal. Which of the following drugs is most likely prescribed? 

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3. A 55-year-old man with chronic alcoholism presents with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. He is diagnosed with bleeding esophageal varices and started on a medication to reduce portal venous pressure. Which of the following medications was most likely prescribed? 

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4. A 35-year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis presents with a duodenal ulcer. She has been taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain management. The physician decides to prescribe a medication to protect her gastrointestinal tract from further damage. Which of the following drugs is most likely prescribed? 

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5. A 70-year-old man with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is being treated for peptic ulcer disease. The physician prescribes a medication that provides a prolonged reduction of gastric acid secretion. Which of the following drugs is most likely prescribed? 

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