Neurology Quiz #54: Pharmacology of Anesthetic Medication

1. A 24-year-old man is undergoing a minor outpatient surgical procedure. He is given a medication that increases chloride influx into neurons, thereby hyperpolarizing the membrane and making it less excitable. This medication is most likely to be which of the following? 

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2. During a surgical procedure, a patient receives an anesthetic agent known for maintaining cardiovascular stability but causing dissociative anesthesia. This agent is most likely: 

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3. A 55-year-old woman undergoing a lengthy surgical procedure is administered an inhaled anesthetic. Postoperatively, she develops signs of hepatotoxicity. Which of the following anesthetic agents is most likely responsible for her condition? 

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4. A patient requires local anesthesia for a minor dermatological procedure. The physician decides to use a local anesthetic that blocks sodium channels, preventing the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses. Which of the following is a common adverse effect associated with this class of medication? 

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5. For a patient with a known history of malignant hyperthermia, which of the following anesthetic agents should be avoided? 

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