Drugs, the PNS and muscarinic ACh receptors
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A test about the basic anatomy of the parasympathetic nervous system, the receptors and the types of drugs that may act on the PNS. Questions about the other parts of the nervouse system may appear for appreciation of the differences between the PNS and tehh other parts of the nervous system. This is not a comprehensive test.
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- Match these anatomical features and physiological changes with the receptor that, when activated, will cause the effect. 'M' stands for muscarinic. Remember that there are 5 'flavours' of muscarinic ACh receptors. 15 marks available.
- Some characteristics of muscarinic receptors overlap. Match the effects to the receptor. Be careful with when you click and where you place the line. You cannot delete pairs. 10 marks available
- Choose the correct words to complete this text about the life cycle of acetylcholine (ACh) and some drugs that act on the life cycle. 23 marks available
- Which of the following is a reason to administer a competative muscarinic antagonist before the administration of an anaesthetic before surgery?
- Match the characteristics of drug action to the type of drug they describe. All the drugs are ACh receptor agonists. 8 marks available
- Physostigmine and ecothiophate can both be administered to trea glaucomas. Which one lasts longer? Also, choose the correct reason.
- What is the name of the competative muscarinic antagonist that can be used to treat COPD or asthma? The first letter is given.
- Choose the correct word to complete this text about glaucomas and thei treatment using indirect agonists. 10 marks available
- Which of these is a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, where does it act and how does it aleviate the symptoms?
- Which of these are correct characteristics of the anatomy of the parasympathetic nervous system? 9 marks available.
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