EXERCISES, LESSON 2
INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered
response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or
by writing the answer in the space provided.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers.
A digestant is defined as:
a. A drug used to promote the process of digestion in the gastrointestinal tract.
b. A product used to reduce the amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
A drug used to break apart mucous--surrounded gas pockets in order to
relieve painful symptoms of excess gas.
d. A drug used as an antiflatulent.
Antacids are indicated in the treatment of:
a. Minor stomach irritations.
d. Both a and b above.
e. Both a and c above.
Which of the following is a consideration involved in the selection of an antacid?
a. The speed at which the antacid neutralizes stomach acid.
b. The amount of the antacid required to neutralize the stomach acid.
The tendency of the antacid to be absorbed systemically and affect the blood
d. All of the above.