Pharmacology Quiz #14: Cholinomimetic Agents

1. A 65-year-old man with a diagnosis of glaucoma is prescribed a topical medication to reduce intraocular pressure. This medication acts by contracting the ciliary muscle, facilitating aqueous humor outflow through the trabecular meshwork. Which of the following cholinomimetic agents is most likely prescribed? 

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2. A 26-year-old woman is diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. She is started on a medication that increases the availability of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. This medication most likely acts by: 

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3. During a clinical trial, a new cholinomimetic agent is observed to increase salivation, lacrimation, and gastrointestinal motility when administered orally. These effects are most likely mediated through the activation of: 

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4. A patient with Alzheimer's disease is prescribed a medication to improve cognitive function. This medication likely works by: 

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5. A 40-year-old man is diagnosed with atropine overdose after ingesting a large quantity of berries from a plant in his garden. He presents with dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary retention, and tachycardia. Which of the following agents would be most appropriate to counteract the effects of atropine? 

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