This page describes a Qedoc learning module or quiz entitled "Viral Pharmacology". You can download the module from this page to put on your computer. You can also launch the module straight off the web using the launch quiz link on the right-hand side of this page. Another way to access this quiz is to install the Qedoc Quiz Player and bring up its directory of downloadable quizzes. Whichever way you choose to use it, it's free.
This module may contain medicine-related material. Please refer to our medical disclaimer.
Helps medical students remember which medicines are which.
The following is a short sample of the questions in this module and may help to better assess the level, topic and suitability of the material for your purposes. Images are omitted and the questions may not make complete sense without the context of the interactive answer activities which follow them in the module. To best preview this module, click the launch link at the top right of this page.
- Induces antiviral changes in exposed and infected cells. Induces proteins that inhibit DNA synthesis, promotion of enzymes that cleave both cellular RNA and DNA, and alteration of cell membranes to block viral release from infected cells.
- Guanosine analog converted by viral thymidine kinase (TK) in infected cells to a monophosphate form which is further converted to a triphosphate form to be incorporated into DNA.
- Guanosine nucleoside which requires phosphorylation to its triphosphate form. Interferes with transcription. Most common clinical use is for Hepatitis when used with Interferon.
- Inorganic Pyrophosphatate that binds and inactivated DNA Polymerase without any requirement for phosphorylation by Tyrosine Kinase (TK)
- Hydrophillic analog of amantidine with reduced CNS side effects. Very expensive. (Hydrophillic cant enter CNS)
- Poor oral bioavailability--only available as a topical formulation applied every 2 hours for herpes labialis.
- Used for treatment of HSV-1/2, CMV, Influenza A/B, HIV, Hepatitis B. But only really used for HSV 1/2 and CMV
- Prodrug formulation of acyclovir which is rapidly and almost completely converted to the active form.
- Nucleoside analog of guanine that eventually results in DNA chain termination within infected cells.
- When given this drug, flu like symptoms are expected along with depression and suicidal ideations.
No screenshots have been uploaded yet. Authors are welcome to add their screenshots. See: how to add a screenshot.
How to use this module
To use a Qedoc learning module, the following procedure is recommended:
- Really easy: click the click here to launch hyperlink at the top right of the page. Then just wait and click your way (if necessary) through any dialogue screens. The module will launch straight off the web.
- Fairly easy: if you wish to have the module downloaded to your desktop, then start the Qedoc Quiz Player (which you can download and install on your computer if you haven't done so yet) and run through the starting dialogues until it presents you with a list of modules to load. Switch to the online learning modules tab, and the Qedoc Quiz Player will download a list of currently published modules from the web. Choose your desired module (this one) from the list. A local copy will then be kept on your computer for future use.
- Not so easy: click the download link at the bottom of the "quick facts" box and the module's ZIP file will download to your desktop. To actually use this, however, you must move it to the /player/modplay subdirectory of whichever directory the Qedoc software is installed in (usually /programme files/qedoc).
How to edit this module
You are permitted to edit this module - for example, to correct mistakes, extend it, or incorporate material from it into new modules or other educational resources. To find out how, please read How to edit a module.
No reviews have been added yet. Users are welcome to add reviews. For general discussion of this module, please use the discussion page instead.