Pharmacology Quiz #13: Autonomic Drugs

1. A 32-year-old man is brought to the emergency department following a motorcycle accident. He is in shock and has a low blood pressure. The attending physician decides to administer a drug that acts as an agonist at alpha-1 adrenergic receptors. Which of the following outcomes is most likely to result from this action?

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2. A 25-year-old woman is diagnosed with asthma. She is prescribed a medication that acts as an agonist at beta-2 adrenergic receptors. Which of the following is the primary effect of this medication? 

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3. A 70-year-old man with benign prostatic hyperplasia is prescribed a medication to relieve urinary retention. The drug functions as an antagonist at alpha-1 adrenergic receptors. Which of the following side effects is most likely associated with this medication?

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4. A pharmacology student is studying the effects of various drugs on the autonomic nervous system. Which of the following drugs would most likely cause an increase in heart rate by acting on autonomic receptors?

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5. During a clinical trial, a new drug is found to lower blood pressure significantly without affecting heart rate. This drug is most likely acting as an agonist at which of the following receptors? 

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