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Cholinergic and Anticholinergic agents 01

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Saturday, October 18 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, October 18 2008.

For reasons beyond the scope of this question, a 61 year-old ape keeper ingested obscene quantities of scopolomine.
Which of the following findings will he not have as a result of taking this drug?

 
        A) Urinary retention
 
        B) Myosis
 
        C) Tachycardia
 
        D) Mydriasis
 
        E) Difficulty focusing on near objects
 

 


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A) urinary retention

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Atropine and scopolomine are classic muscarinic antagonists. Effects of these agents include mydriasis, anhydrosis, constipation, dry mouth, increased intra-ocular pressure, tachycardia, relaxation of the ciliary muscles, difficulty focusing on near objects, and urinary retention. Anticholinergic agents are also sometimes used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, as they help reduce tremor and rigidity.  (See References)

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B) myosis

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Atropine and scopolomine are classic muscarinic antagonists. Effects of these agents include mydriasis, anhydrosis, constipation, dry mouth, increased intra-ocular pressure, tachycardia, relaxation of the ciliary muscles, difficulty focusing on near objects, and urinary retention. Anticholinergic agents are also sometimes used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, as they help reduce tremor and rigidity.
Myosis is not an effect of these agents.  (See References)

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C) tachycardia

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Atropine and scopolomine are classic muscarinic antagonists. Effects of these agents include mydriasis, anhydrosis, constipation, dry mouth, increased intra-ocular pressure, tachycardia, relaxation of the ciliary muscles, difficulty focusing on near objects, and urinary retention. Anticholinergic agents are also sometimes used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, as they help reduce tremor and rigidity.  (See References)

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D) mydriasis

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Atropine and scopolomine are classic muscarinic antagonists. Effects of these agents include mydriasis, anhydrosis, constipation, dry mouth, increased intra-ocular pressure, tachycardia, relaxation of the ciliary muscles, difficulty focusing on near objects, and urinary retention. Anticholinergic agents are also sometimes used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, as they help reduce tremor and rigidity.  (See References)

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E) difficulty focusing on near objects

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Atropine and scopolomine are classic muscarinic antagonists. Effects of these agents include mydriasis, anhydrosis, constipation, dry mouth, increased intra-ocular pressure, tachycardia, relaxation of the ciliary muscles, difficulty focusing on near objects, and urinary retention. Anticholinergic agents are also sometimes used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, as they help reduce tremor and rigidity.  (See References)

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References:

1. Zygmunt L. Kruk and Christopher J. Pycock. . London ; Chapman and Hall, 1991. (ISBN:412361108)Advertising:
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Cholinergic and Anticholinergic agents 01
Question ID: 101808161
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 10/18/2008
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