Select the statement that best describes a use of drugs.
To produce anxiety or tension.
To relieve the symptoms of a disease or condition.
To cure diabetes.
Both a and b.
Both b and c.
5. Select the statement that best describes how the physical condition of a
patient might influence the amount of drug required to obtain a specific effect.
Debilitated patients always require the same amount of drug as a healthy
The physical condition of a patient never influences the required dose of
The weak patient might require smaller doses of a drug to achieve an
d. Patients in extreme pain usually require smaller doses of analgesic
agents rather than patients who are in less pain.
Select the statement that best describes drug dependence.
Drug dependence occurs whenever a patient takes a particular drug for a
b. Drug dependence is said to occur when the patient has either a
physiological or psychological need for a drug.
c. Drug dependence occurs when a patient's body requires a drug, but
cannot tolerate its harmful effects.
Drug dependence can only occur with certain types of drugs (like