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Test Bank for Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 2nd Edition, 2/E Mea A. Weinberg, Cheryl Westphal Theile, James Burke Fine

Test Bank for Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 2nd Edition, 2/E Mea A. Weinberg, Cheryl Westphal Theile, James Burke Fine

ISBN-10: 0132559927
ISBN-13: 9780132559928

For courses in Oral Pharmacology and Dental Hygiene.

Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, Second Edition, offers a comprehensive review of the principles of pharmacology and their application to dental hygiene practice. This practical textbook covers many oral manifestations of drugs of which the dental hygiene student should be aware. Quick drug guides, fun facts, and unique rapid dental hints in each chapter help students understand different pharmacologic principles while reinforcing key information. Case studies extensively review the medical conditions, potential drug interactions, and dental management of drug interactions.

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Chapter 1

Multiple Choice: Select the appropriate answer(s):

  1. From the following list, select the items which are associated with the development of drugs.
  2. flowers
  3. water
  4. glass
  5. plants
  6. genes


  1. From the following list, select the items which are associated with drug names.
  2. brand
  3. generic
  4. trade
  5. chemical


  1. In which of the following pregnancy categories is systemic tetracycline classified?
  2. A
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. X
  7. Which of the following terms is defined as “an effect that is noxious and unintended, and that occurs at doses used in man for prophylaxis, diagnosis, or therapy”?
  8. toxic reaction
  9. adverse drug reaction
  10. adverse drug event
  11. idiosyncratic reaction
  12. Which of the following adverse effects is evident with antihistamines?
  13. diarrhea
  14. xerostomia
  15. sedation
  16. increased salivation
  17. increased urination
  18. Acetaminophen is a:
  19. generic name
  20. chemical name
  21. trade name
  22. brand name
  23. Which of the following is an undesirable effect produced by a drug that has a predicatable response and is dose related?
  24. therapeutic effect
  25. adverse effect
  26. teratogenic effect
  27. idiosyncratic reaction
  28. Any type of adverse drug reaction should be reported to the
  29. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  30. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  31. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  32. Department of Human Resources.
  33. Prescription drugs are controlled by the
  34. United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  35. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  36. drug manufacturers.
  37. local government.
  38. Which of the following are goals of prescription writing?
  39. To give an order for medications to be dispensed to the patient.
  40. To communicate with the pharmacist to minimize errors in dispensing.
  41. To comply with any rules governing prescribing that could affect the patient’s ability to obtain the drug.
  42. To have written logs for the number of prescriptions written in the United States.
  43. Which of the following is (are) found in the body of a prescription?
  44. date
  45. telephone number of prescriber
  46. address of prescriber
  47. name of drug
  48. dosage of the drug
  49. From the list, select the items which are found in the heading of a prescription?
  50. dosage of drug
  51. age of the patient
  52. name of drug

d   Rx symbol

  1. patient’s name
  2. From the list, select the items which are found in the closing of a prescription.
  3. date the prescription was written
  4. number of allowable refills
  5. directions to label the container
  6. age of patient
  7. name of patient
  8. Which of the following terms is used to indicate that medical studies have shown that the drug causes a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects?
  9. package insert
  10. black box warning
  11. DEA number
  12. indications
  13. From the following list, select the items associated with the metric system.
  14. liter
  15. gram
  16. grain
  17. scruple
  18. milligram
  19. drams
  20. minim
  21. Which of the following units is a measure in the apothecary system?
  22. liter
  23. grain
  24. milligram
  25. kilogram
  26. From the following list, select the items associated with allowing for substitutions on a prescription.
  27. generic drugs are better than brand name drugs.
  28. generic drugs are cheaper for the patient.
  29. generic drugs are cheaper for the insurance company
  30. generic drugs are more expensive.
  31. generic drugs have less strength.
  32. From the following list, select the items associated with how many times can a prescription for a schedule III drug be refilled.
  33. twice
  34. three
  35. four
  36. five
  37.    six
  38. eight
  39. ten
  40. From the following list, select the items associated with ways to avoid medication errors.
  41. write clearly on the prescription.
  42. call the pharmacist after writing the prescription.
  43. make a copy of the prescription.
  44. talk to the patient about the medication he or she will be taking.
  45. write in ink.
  46. avoid abbreviations.
  47. The abbreviation “ac” means
  48. before meals.
  49. after meals.
  50. at bedtime.
  51. take with food.
  52. Which part of the prescription is the signature of the prescriber?
  53. heading
  54. middle
  55. body
  56. closing
  57. Which of the following ways may help reduce prescription errors?
  58. Prescriptions should be written in pencil.
  59. Electronic prescribing.
  60. Prescriber should always use prescriptions with the drug name preprinted.
  61. Telephone all prescriptions to the pharmacist.
  62. According to the prescription, how many capsules are being prescribed?

License: 0111111

DEA # AW123445555

John David, DDS

1111 Main Street

New York , NY 11111

(212) 111-1234

Name Mary Smith              Age ____56___

Address 1234 South St, NY       Date 7/1/06

Amoxicillin 500 mg

Disp: # _____ caps.

Sig: Take two caps stat, followed by one cap tid for 7 days until finished for dental infection


This prescription will be filled generically unless prescriber writes “daw” in the box below


  1. 21
  2. 22
  3. 24
  4. 25
  5. Taking the “two caps stat” is considered to be a
  6. loading dose.
  7. maintenance dose.
  8. toxic dose.
  9. allergic dose.
  10. Written on a prescription is “Sig: 1 qid pc and hs.” This is translated to mean
  11. take one 3 times a day and at night.
  12. take one 5 times a day and after meals.
  13. take one 4 times a day after meals and at bedtime.
  14. take one 4 times a day before meals and in the morning.
  15. Which of the following is required to be on a prescription?
  16. side effects of the medicine
  17. drug interactions
  18. telephone number of patient
  19. age of the patient
  20. date prescription was written
  21. The abbreviation “prn” means
  22. as needed.
  23. take frequently.
  24. as directed.
  25. with meals.
  26. If a prescriber signs the “substitution permissible” line, then the pharmacist
  27. must use the cheaper generic drug.
  28. can ask the patient if he/she prefers the generic or brand name drug.
  29. must use the more expensive drug.
  30. must use the brand name drug.
  31. uses whatever drug is available.

True or False

________             1.  Another name for the trade name of a drug is proprietary name.

____             2.  Clarithromycin (Biaxin) is an antibiotic and has an “A” pregnancy category.

____             3.  The Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 established the first drug abuse legislation in the United States.

____             4.  Posology is the study of the dosages of medicines and drugs.

________             5.  The FDA stands for the Food and Drug Agency.

____             6.  Pharmacokinetics is the study of how the drug is handled by the body.

  1.        To minimize medication error, the prescription should be written in pencil.

____             8.  The metric system uses the old measures of weights.

____             9.  Drug dosages for infants are the same as for adults.

____10. OTC drugs require a prescription.

____           11.  Prescriptions for C-II narcotics cannot be refilled by the pharmacist.

____           12.  Federal laws allow the prescriber to prescribe a drug for an “off-labeled use.”

____           13.  A dentist can write a prescription for a drug for a heart condition.

____           14.  It is not necessary to write on a prescription the dose and dose frequency of the medication because the patient knows what drug he or she is taking.

____           15.  Writing “take as directed” is correct and legal.

____           16.  1 gm equals to 1000 mg.



Fill in the Blank

  1. ______________ ______________ are caused by drug induced damage to DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) present in the male and female gametes.
  2. ______________ is defined as harmful effects associated with drug overdose.
  3. The ______________ name for a drug is a registered trademark belonging to a particular drug manufacturer.
  4.      ______________ refers to the unexplained responses of a drug.
  5. Penicillin has a FDA pregnancy category of _______.
  6. It is important to avoid complications to minimize medication ______________.
  7. Drugs that have a high abuse potential are called ______________ drugs.
  8. DAW is an abbreviation for ______________ ______________.
  9. The abbreviation of a gram is ______________.
  10. The abbreviation of a milliliter is ______________.
  11. The generic name of Vibramycin is ______________.
  12. The abbreviation for “twice a day” is ______________.
  13. The abbreviation for “three times a day” is ______________.
  14. The abbreviation for “four times a day” is ______________.
  15. The abbreviation for “immediately” is ______________

16.The abbreviation for “every hour” is ______________

  1. The abbreviation “SIG” means ______________ ______________ ______________.
  2. The abbreviation “PO” means ______________.
  3. Drug Enforcement Administration is abbreviated ______________.
  4. The abbreviation “hs” indicates to take the medicine at ______________.
  5. The abbreviation “qd” indicated to take the medicine ______________ ______________.
  6. The date the prescription was written is contained in the ______________ of the prescription.
  7. The generic drug is usually ______________ than the brand name.
  8. “NR” on a prescription indicates ______________ ______________.
  9. Tylenol with codeine #3, which is a C-III, may be refilled ______________ times.




  1. For each term listed below, select the correct definition  from the list proveded.


Term    Definition

  1. Adverse effect more of a drug is needed to obtain the same effect
  2. Idiosynrasy unexplained, uncharacteristic response to a drug
  3. Tolerance drug-induced damage to the developing fetus
  4. Teratogenic   undesirble side effects that develop


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