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Q.P. CODE: 203010                                                                                                                                   Reg. No: ...
Second Year B.Sc Nursing Degree Examinations

October 2013
Pharmacology

Time: 3 Hrs Max. Marks: 75
Answer all questions
Draw diagram wherever necessary

Essays (25)
1. Classify non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Explain the mechanism of action, adverse effects and uses of aspirin. What instructions will you give to a patient regarding the use of pain killers (4+8+5=17)

2. Name four gluco-corticoids and mention the adverse effects and uses of gluco-corticoids.
What advice you will give to a patient regarding the use of them. (2+4+2=8)

Short notes on the following giving emphasis on nursing implications (5x5=25)
3. Cotrimoxazole
4. Hormonal contraceptives
5. Vitamin A
6. Anti anginal drugs
7. First line anti tuberculous drugs

Dosage calculation (5)
8. Find the amount of water to be added to 200 ml of a 1 in 50 solution to make it 1% solution.

Differentiate between (4x3=12)
9. Testosterone and anabolic steroids
10. Amoxicillin and ampicillin
11. Intra muscular and intra venous route
12. Hypnotic and sedative

Define the following (4x2=8)
13. Antagonist
14. Antiseptic
15. Drug dependence
16. Anaesthetic



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