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Chapter 4: Skeletal Muscle-Relaxant Drugs

What is the difference between muscle spasm and spasticity?

A. Spasm is usually a result of muscle trauma.

B. Spasm is usually a result of a CNS lesion.

C. Spasticity is usually a result of intense activity

D. Spasticity is usually a result of prolonged muscle contraction.

The use of prescription muscle relaxant drugs in combination with which of the following will reduce muscle spasm?

A. Thermal modalities

B. Regular practice and activity

C. Correct sitting posture

D. Psychological counseling

Prescription muscle relaxants have what effect when combined with alcohol?

A. Additive

B. Excitatory

C. No effect

D. Stabilizing

The main adverse effect of muscle relaxants mentioned in this chapter is:

A. General sedation.

B. General excitation.

C. Loss of memory.

D. Lack of motivation.

When is the best time to schedule an athlete who takes muscle relaxants to come in for adjunct therapy?

A. During the end portion of the drug's duration of action

B. During the middle portion of the drug's duration of action

C. During the most relaxed time for the athlete

D. During the athlete's regular practice session

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