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Chapter 8: Drugs for Gastrointestinal Disorders

A chronic inflammatory disorder of the mucosa of the stomach is called:

A. PUD

B. GERD

C. Irritable bowel syndrome

D. Kuder-Richardson syndrome

Which of the following is NOT a pathophysiological mechanism of GERD?

A. Relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter

B. A low resting lower esophageal sphincter pressure

C. Odynophagia

D. Obesity

Which of the following compounds is NOT an antacid?

A. Calcium citrate

B. Calcium carbonate

C. Magnesium salts

D. Aluminum salts

Which of the following drugs is classified as a proton pump inhibitor?

A. Pepcid

B. Axid

C. Aciphex

D. Milk of magnesia

Acute diarrhea can be caused by which of the following?

A. Shigella

B. H. pylori

C. Psychogenic origin, S. aureus

D. Flatulence

Select the appropriate drug used to treat constipation:

A. Loperamide

B. Docusate

C. Lansoprazole

D. Pantoprazole

This type of laxative draws water from the wall of the small intestine into the stool and stimulates intestinal motility:

A. Bisacodyl

B. Mineral oil

C. Magnesium sulfate

D. Senna

Which of the following examples of drugs are causes of PUD in individuals who are not infected with H. pylori ?

A. Lansoprazole

B. Erythromycin

C. Bismuth subsalicylate

D. Ibuprofen

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