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LESSON 8 Anticonvulsant Agents.

TEXT ASSIGNMENT Paragraphs 8-1--8-5.

LESSON OBJECTIVES After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

8-1. Given one of the following terms: epilepsy or convulsions, and a group of statements, select the meaning of that term.

8-2. Given a group of statements, select the statement that best differentiates between clonic and tonic convulsions.

8-3. Give the name of a type of epilepsy and a group of descriptions, select the best description of that type of epilepsy.

8-4. From a group of potential causes, select the cause(s) of epilepsy in either a child or an adult.

8-5. Given a group of statements, select the statement that best describes the mechanism of action for anticonvulsants.

8-6. Given the trade name of an anticonvulsant agent and a group of generic names, match the trade name with its generic name.

8-7. Given a trade or generic name of an anticonvulsant agent and a group of statements, select the statement that best describes the clinical use(s) or adverse reaction(s) associated with that agent.

8-8. Given a trade or generic name of an anticonvulsant agent, a description of a situation involving the dispensing of that agent, and a group of statements describing cautions and/or warnings to the patient, select the statement that should be made to the patient receiving that medication.

SUGGESTION After completing the assignment, complete the exercises at the end of this lesson. These exercises will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.

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