Study Questions

1. A 55-year-old patient has been referred to you. She complains about a skin rash and a cough. In the course of history taking, she tells you that she takes high blood pressure medication but she doesn't remember the name. You suspect a drug toxicity. Which of the following antihypertensive agents is the patient most likely taking?

(A) Captopril

(B) Nifedipine

(C) Prazosin

(D) Propanolol

(E) Clonidine

2. Which of the following compounds depends least upon the release of EDRF (nitric oxide) from en-dothelial cells to cause vasodilation?

(A) Bradykinin

(B) Histamine (c) Minoxidil

(D) Hydralazine

(E) Acetylcholine

3. Which of the following antihypertensive drugs is contraindicated in a hypertensive patient with a pheochromocytoma?

(A) Metyrosine (b) Labetalol

(C) Prazosin

(D) Phenoxybenzamine

(E) Guanethidine

4. Which of the following antihypertensive agents would decrease renin release?

(A) Prazosin

(B) Clonidine

(C) Captopril

(D) Nitroprusside

(E) Diazoxide

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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