Pharmacology Quiz #18: Sympatholytics

1. A 54-year-old man with a history of hypertension is started on a new medication to manage his blood pressure. After initiation of treatment, he experiences a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure. This medication likely acts by: 

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2. A patient with a pheochromocytoma is treated with a medication to control symptoms of excessive catecholamine secretion. This medication most likely: 

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3. A 60-year-old man with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is prescribed a medication to ease urinary symptoms. This medication improves urine flow by: 

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4. During a pharmacology class, students learn about a medication that can be used in the treatment of anxiety and hypertension due to its ability to decrease sympathetic outflow. This medication likely acts by: 

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5. A patient with an acute migraine headache is treated with a medication that leads to vasoconstriction of cranial blood vessels. This pharmacological effect is most likely achieved through: 

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