By Eugene C. Toy
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B. C. D. 5] is switched to another agent. He comes to the emergency department several days later with muscle spasms, confusion, fever, tachycardia, and hypertension. Which of the following is the most likely cause? A. B. C. D. 7] A 17-year-old adolescent suffers from bulimia nervosa and is very depressed; she is suffering from insomnia and apathy. Which of the following medications should be avoided? A. B. C. D. 8] Serotonin syndrome Cocaine intoxication Meningitis Alcohol withdrawal (delirium tremens) Fluoxetine Trazodone Imipramine Bupropion A 32-year-old woman has been taking medication (the name of which she does not remember) for her psychiatric condition.
C. D. 3] Hypovolemia from decreased appetite Hypoglycemia Diabetes insipidus Alpha-adrenergic blockade A 34-year-old man is seen in the emergency department with a headache, dizziness, and blood pressure of 210/150 mm Hg. He has no medical problems, states that he feels fine, and says that last night he even had a nice meal with wine. Which of the following medications is he most likely taking? A. B. C. D. E. 5] Epinephrine injection into the penis Follow-up in 12 hours Oral benzodiazepines and careful observation Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbosacral spine A 57-year-old woman complains of feeling dizzy when she gets up in the morning and when standing.
Bipolar disorder B. Major depression C. Panic disorder D. Schizophrenia E. 9] A 29-year-old man who “hears voices” at times, complains of a fever and chills. His temperature is 102ºF with no findings of infection. His white blood cell count is 800 cells/mm3. Which of the following medications is most likely responsible? A. B. C. D. E. 10] A 58-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital for an elective hysterectomy. On hospital day 2, she experiences auditory and visual hallucinations, has tremors, and is agitated.