Neurology Quiz #55: Opioid Therapy

1. A 45-year-old male with chronic back pain is prescribed a medication for pain management that acts as an agonist at mu-opioid receptors. After a few weeks, he reports significant constipation. Which of the following medications was most likely prescribed? 

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2. A 55-year-old female undergoing treatment for cancer pain is prescribed an opioid that is known to have a ceiling effect for analgesia and a relatively lower risk of respiratory depression compared to other opioids. Which of the following opioids was she most likely prescribed? 

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3. A patient with a history of opioid abuse presents to the emergency department in opioid withdrawal. Which of the following medications is most appropriate to administer for the management of his withdrawal symptoms? 

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4. A 35-year-old male is brought to the emergency department after a suspected opioid overdose. He is found to be hypoventilating and unresponsive. Which of the following medications should be administered immediately? 

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5. A 60-year-old male with terminal cancer is on a continuous opioid regimen for pain management. He has developed tolerance to his current opioid medication. Which of the following mechanisms best explains the development of opioid tolerance? 

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