Neurology Quiz #53: Pharmacotherapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases

1. A 70-year-old male with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease starts a new medication that increases the concentration of acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft. Which of the following medications was most likely prescribed? 

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2. A 55-year-old female with Parkinson's disease is prescribed a medication that directly stimulates dopamine receptors. Which of the following is the primary mechanism of action of this medication? 

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3. A patient with moderate Alzheimer's disease is started on a medication that acts as an NMDA receptor antagonist. Which of the following side effects is most commonly associated with this medication? 

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4. A 60-year-old male with Parkinson's disease begins treatment with a drug that inhibits the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of dopamine in the brain. Which of the following medications was likely prescribed? 

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5. A patient with Parkinson's disease is experiencing fluctuations in motor control and is prescribed a medication to prolong the half-life of levodopa. Which of the following medications was most likely added to the patient's regimen? 

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