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33 Cards in this Set

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An epileptic seizure originates in the spinal cord when a group of neurons spontaneously begins to send out impulses in an abnormal, uncontrolled way.
The anticonvulsant drug Topamax can also be used as an aid to lose weight or to stop smoking.
Each type of epilepsy has its own distinct EEG pattern displayed during a seizure.
Dilantin is used primarily to treat tonic-clonic and complex partial seizures.
Ativan has proved to be effective in treating Alzheimer's disease by raising the acetylcholine level in the brain.
When a patient develop tolerance to a drug's therapeutic effect, the physician may gradually withdraw the drug, placing the patient in a "drug holiday" for a few days.
Myasthenia gravis is characterized by excessive fatigue of the voluntary muscles.
Peripheral neuropathy affects nerve cells of the internal organs.
The antihistamine diphenhydramine has aside effect of drowsiness which is used as a therapeutic effect to treat insomnia.
The anti-anxiety drug clonazepam is also used to treat neuralgia and neuropathy.
Which of the following is NOT used to treat epilepsy?
Benzodiazepine drugs and barbiturate drugs used to treat epilepsy are
Schedule IV drugs
Unconsciousness accompanied by excessive motor activity is characteristic of which of these types of seizures?
Symmetrel is used to treat
Parkinson's disease
Which of the following is characterized by an unusual sensation after an extremity has been amputated?
phantom limb pain
Which of the following is a non-barbiturate drug used to treat insomnia?
Methylphenidate is used to treat all of the following EXCEPT
neuralgia and neuropathy
Which of the following is spelled correctly?
Which of the following is a topical anesthesia drug used to treat neuralgia?
Which of the following drugs used to treat narcolepsy is known as the "date-rape drug"?
(Roofie) gamma hydroxybutyrate
Which of the following is NOT used to treat epilepsy? a) ethosuximide b) clonazepam c) phenobarbital d) valproic acid e) donepezil
Which of the following IS used to treat epilepsy? a) All of the Above b) clonazepam c) phenobarbital d) valproic acid e) ethosuximide
is the most popular drug for insomnia -There were 26 million prescriptions written in 2007 - must devote a full 8 hrs of sleep.
Phantom limb pain
is characterized by pain and unusual sensations that seem to come from an extremity that has been AMPUTATED
Dilantin (Phenytoin)
is most widely used and drug of choice for treating tonic-clonic seizures and one of the oldest drugs on the market
Requip and Lyrica
are frequently advertised to treat restless leg syndrome
is used to treat Alzheimer's disease and available as a transdermal patch for those uncooperative in taking drugs
Amantadine was originally developed to treat flu but also used to treat chronic degenerative condition affecting the brain known as
Parkinson's Disease
is an antidepressant drug that can also relieve skin sensations in patients experiencing neuralgia and neuropathy
-azepam, (-azolam &-azepate)
This suffix is common to generic benzodiazepine drugs
The anticonvulsant drug Depakote can be used to treat all four types of seizures, and its generic name is
valproic acid
Donepezil (Aricept)
is the most prescribed drug for treating Alzheimer's disease
is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain and can be purchased over the counter as a sleep aid