Thrombus, embolism and stroke

Darren Reynolds
Quiz by Darren Reynolds, updated more than 1 year ago
Darren Reynolds
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Tests knowledge of drugs associated with thrombus, embolism and stroke.

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Question 1

Question
Which of the following drugs have uses directly in connection with thrombosis?
Answer
  • Epibatidine
  • Salvarsan
  • Physostigmine
  • Alteplase
  • Frusemide

Question 2

Question
Which of the following statements about dipyridamole are correct?
Answer
  • Is administered to dissolve blood clot in case of stroke.
  • Reduces risk of thrombosis.
  • Prevents cAMP breakdown in platelets, keeping platelets from aggregating.
  • Known side effects include rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure.

Question 3

Question
Which of the following statements about Clopidogrel are correct?
Answer
  • Is an anti-platelet drug
  • Inhibits thrombus formation.
  • Dissolves emboli
  • Must be administered within 60 minutes of a stroke to be effective.
  • Inhibits glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor expression on platelets by blocking the ADP receptor irreversibly

Question 4

Question
Drug X is a low molecular-weight heparin with immediate effects on administration and is longer-lasting than higher molecular-weight heparin. X only affects factor Xa and not thrombin or factor IIa, due to X's small size. What is X?
Answer
  • Clopidogrel
  • Epoprostenol
  • Dipyridamole
  • Warfarin
  • Enoxaparin

Question 5

Question
A patients presents in the emergency room promptly after a stroke. Scans reveal the cause is an embolus. The most appropriate drug is:
Answer
  • Aspirin
  • Warfarin
  • Alteplase
  • Enoxaparin
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