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Psychiatric Nursing Quiz

Substance Abuse Quiz-3
This page was last updated on September 8, 2013

1. The drug of choice in the management of alcohol withrawal is

A. Barbiturates

B. Benzodiazepines

C. Disulfiram

D. Acamprosate

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2. Which of the following is the most dependence-producing derivative of opium?

A. Meperidine

B. Diphenoxylate

C. Methadone

D. Heroin

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3. Common street name of cocaine is

A. Smack

B. Brown sugar

C. Crack

D. Angel dust

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4. Which of the following is known to cause disulfiram-ethanol like reaction?

A. Propranolol www. currentnursing.com

B. Haloperidol

C. Ciprofloxacin

D. Metronidazole

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5. Which of the following is NOT a cannabis preparation?

A. Smack

B. Charas

C. Ganja

D. Hashish

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6. Elevated mean corpuscular volume (MCV) value is an indicator of

A. Thiamine deficiency www. currentnursing.com

B. Nicotine dependence

C. Alcohol dependence

D. Opium dependence www. currentnursing.com

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7. Which of the following term is NOT used in ICD-10 classification on substance use disorders?

A. Acute intoxication

B. Harmful use

C. Dependence syndrome

D. Addiction syndrome

E. Withdrawal state

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8. Which of the following investigation is related to diagnosis of alcohol dependence?


B. Serum CPK-MB

C. Serum Prolactin Levels


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9. Which of the following instrument is used for alcohol dependence screening?

A. SANS www. currentnursing.com





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10. GGT (gamma-glutyl transaminase) is eleveated in

A. Cannabis dependence

B. Nicotine dependence

C. Heroin dependence

D. Alcohol dependence

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11. Compulsory-drinking is also called

A. Dipsomania

B. Pyromania

C. Trichotillomania

D. Dyslexia

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12. Wernicke's encephalopathy is atributed to

A. Severe riboflavin deficiency

B. Excessive blood alcohol content

C. Sever thamine deficiency

D. Excessive GGT levels

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13. Which of the following is NOT a contraindication for use of disulfiram?

A. Recent CAD


C. History of psychosis

D. Seizure disorder

E. Nicotine dependence

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14. Which of the following is an anti-craving agent used in the management of alcohol dependence syndrome?

A. Disulfiram www. currentnursing.com

B. Lorazepam

C, Citrated Cacium Carbimide

D. Acamprosate www. currentnursing.com

E. Metronidazole

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15. "Chasing the dragon" refers to the smocking of

A. Nicotine

B. Heroin



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ANSWER KEY www. currentnursing.com

1. B
2. D
3. C
5. A
6. C
7. D
8. A
10. D
11. A
12. C
13. E
14. D


  1. Kaplan HI, Sadock BJ. Synopsis of Psychiatry , Behavioral Sciences/ Clinical Psychiatry. 9th ed. Hong Kong :William and Wilkinson Publishers ;1998.
  2. Bhatti K. Dinesh Companion to Biology. S. Dinesh & Co. New Delhi, 2009.
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