2010 First

Q2 Describe the pharmacology of phenytoin (March 2010)

Q9 Describe the mechanism of action of drugs commonly used to treat acute severe asthma (March 2010)

Q10 Outline the mechanism of action of drugs commonly used to prevent stress ulceration in intensive care (March 2010)

Q14 Describe the basic principles of ultrasound imaging including the Doppler effect (March 2010)

Q15 Discuss the important factors in exchange of gases and substrates between capillaries and tissue cells (March 2010)

Q16 Define the mechanisms of action and adverse effects of metoprolol and glyceryl trinitrate when used to manage myocardial ischaemia.

Q17 With regard to ORAL drug dosing, describe the factors that affect the fraction of drug reaching the systemic circulation (80% marks). How may these factors be altered in a patient with shock (20% marks)_ (March 2010)

Q18 Describe the physiology of intracranial pressure and the physiological mechanisms that limit a rise in intracranial pressure (March 2010)

Q19 Describe the types of dead space in the respiratory system (50% marks). Explain the consequences of increased dead space on gas exchange (50% mark) (March 2010)

Q21 Define preload and describe the determinants of preload (March 2010)

Q22 Describe the physiology of vomiting

Q23 Describe and_or illustrate the anatomy relevant to the insertion of an arterial line into the femoral artery (March 2010)

Q24 Describe the mechanism of action of the analgesic effect of opiates (70% marks). Explain the mechanisms by which morphine causes respiratory depression and constipation (30% marks) (March 2010)

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