Chapter 01: Basic Pharmacology
Howe: Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 5th Edition
1. A drug that binds to a receptor and stimulates its function is said to be a(n) _______________ drug. a. agonist
Agonist drugs bind to or have an affinity (attraction) for a receptor and cause a particular response.
DIF: 1 REF: 14 TOP: AST Core Curriculum X:B:1:b, agonist
2. Which factor is not used for the classification of drugs?
a. Therapeutic action
b. Physiological action
c. Affected body system
d. Source of origin
Drugs are classified by what they do, what they affect, what they are not, and what they are.
DIF: 1 REF: 4 TOP: AST Core Curriculum X:B:2, therapeutic actions
3. An anticoagulant drug is classified by its
a. chemical type.
b. source of origin.
c. physiologic action.
d. therapeutic action.
Therapeutic action describes what the drug does for a patient; in this example, it works against coagulation.
DIF: 1 REF: 4 TOP: AST Core Curriculum X:B:2:a, indications
4. Prescriptions must include all of the following information except
a. name of the drug.
b. patient’s social security number.
c. drug dosage.
d. route of administration of the drug.
Prescriptions must include the date, name of the patient, name of the drug, dosage, route of administration, and frequency or time of administration. The patient’s social security number will be in the chart but not on a prescription.