Q1. Local anesthetics produce:
a) Analgesia, amnesia, loss of consciousness
b) Blocking pain sensation without loss of consciousness
c) Alleviation of anxiety and pain with an altered level of consciousness
d) A stupor or somnolent state
Q2. A good local anesthetic agent shouldn’t cause:
a) Local irritation and tissue damage
b) Systemic toxicity
c) Fast onset and long duration of action
d) Vasodilatation
Q3. Granulocytopenia, gastrointestinal irritati on, gingival hyperplasia, and facial hirsutism are possible adverse effects of:
a) Phenobarbital
b) Carbamazepin
c) Valproate
d) Phenytoin
Q4. Most local anesthetic agents consist of:
a) Lipophylic group (frequently an aromatic ring)
b) Intermediate chain (commonly including an ester or amide)
c) Amino group
d) All of the above
Q5. Which of the following agents is  the precursor of dopamine?
a) Bromocriptine
b) Levodopa
c) Selegiline
d) Amantadine
Q6. Indicate the nonopioid agent of central effect with analgesic activity:
a) Reserpine
b) Propranolol
c) Clopheline
d) Prazosin
Q7. Which one of the following groups is responsible for the duration of the local anesthetic action?

a) Intermediate chain
b) Lipophylic group
c) Ionizable group
d) All of the above
Q8. Which of the following statements concerning nitrate mechanism of action is True?
a) Therapeutically active agents in this group are capable of releasing nitric oxide (NO) in to vascular smooth muscle target tissues
b) Nitric oxide (NO) is an effective activator of soluble guanylyl cyclase and probably acts mainly through this mechanism
c) Nitrates useful in angina decrease myocardial oxygen requirement (by decreasing the determinations of oxygen demand) and increase myocardial oxygen delivery (by reversing coronary arterial spasm)
d) All of the above
Q9. All of the following statements concerning the general principles  of therapy with lipid-lowering drugs are true EXCEPT:

a) Therapy with a lipid-lowering drug should be always accompanied by an appropriate diet
b) A lipid-lowering diet should be discontinued if it fails to decrease the levels of plasma LDL cholesterol by at least 10%
c) Lipid-lowering drugs should only be administered after at least 3 months of  prior dietary therapy
d) Some combinations of lipid-lowering drugs are synergistic
Q10. All of the following statements concerning vitamin E functions are true, EXCEPT:
a) An extremely important antioxidant, which protects cell membrane lipids from peroxidation by breaking the chain reaction of free radical formation to which polyunsaturated fatty acids are particularly vulnerable
b) Antisterility and antiabortion factor
c) Specifically required for synthesis of prothrombin and several other clotting factors
d) An essential for oxidative processes regulation

1-b;        2-c;    3-d;     4-d;    5-b;    6-c;    7-a;    8-d;    9-b;    10-c

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Q1. Which part of Shankhpushpi is used as drug?

a) Roots

b) Leaves

c) Stems

d) Whole aerial parts


Q2. Identify an Dihydroorotase dehydrogenase inhibitor used as DMARD.

a) Methtraxate

b) Leflunomide

c) Azathioprine

d) Cyclosporine


Q3. Leaving group is

a) Positively charged

b) Negatively charged

c) Neutral

d) Both b and c


Q4. The most useful colligative property is

a) Relative lowering in vapour pressure

b) Depression in freezing Point

c) Osmotic Pressure

d) Elevation in Boiling Point


Q5. Brahmi (Centella asiatica) belongs to the family:

a) Scrophulariaceae

b) Umbelliferae

c) Leguminoceae

d) Acanthaceae


Q6. Corticosteroids are

a) Immunosuppresent

b) Ant-inflammatory

c) Antiallergic

d) All of these


Q7. World Cancer day is observed on:

a) 4th Jan

b) 4th Feb

c) 7th Feb

d) 7th Jan


Q8. Neer-brahmi is known by the botanical name:

a) Butea monosperma

b) Boerhaavia diffussa

c) Bacopa monniera

d) Alpinia galanga


Q9.  Which of the following drugs is atypical neuroleptic with antihistaminic activity?

a) Tiagabine

b) Quitiapine

c) Meclobimide

d) Fluvoxamine


Q10. Typhoid is

a) Air born

b) Water born

c) Soil born

d) All of the above


1-d;             2-b;           3- d;          4-c;           5-b;           6-d;          7- b;            8-c;          9- b;         10-b


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Q1. Mature erythrocytes do not contain
a.Glycolytic enzymes
b. HMP shunt enzymes
c. Pyridine nucleotide
d. ATP

Q2. Absorbance and transmittance are 

a. Directly proportional
b. Inversely proportional
c. Linearly proportional
d. Not related

Q3.  Thiotepa, a cytotoxic agent, is assayed by titrating with 

a. HCl
b. HClO4
c. Na2S2O3
d. KMnO4

Q4. Any viscometer can be used for determining viscosity of …….systems
a. Newtonian
b. Non-Newtonian
c. Both  of the above
d. None of the above

Q5. Picking process occurs in tablets due to

a.Due to entrapment of air
b. Due to moisture content
c. Both  of the above
d. None of the above

Q 6. The IUPAC name of Pethidine is, 

a. RS-dimethyl[1-phenyl-3-(phenothiazin-10-yl)propyl]amine
b. Ethyl-1-methyl-4-phenyl-piperidine-carboxylate
c. RS-1-isopropylamino-3-(1-nephthyloxy)-propon-2-ol
d. Propyl-4-carbamoylmethoxy-3-methoxy-phenyl acetate

Q7. Electrical driving of charged molecules into tissue is known as

a. Iontophoresis
b. Sonophoresis
c. Electroporation
d. None of the above

Q 8. List of minimum equipment necessary for running of pharmacy is given in schedule

a. M
b. N
c. Q
d. R

Q 9. The conversion of deoxyuridine monophosphate to thymidine monophosphate is catalysed by

a. Ribonucleoside reductase enzyme
b. Thymidylate synthase enzyme
c. CTP synthase enzyme
d. Orotidylic acid decarboxylase enzyme

Q 10. The poison act passed in the year,

a. 1857
b. 1919
c. 1948
d. 1971


1-c;         2- b;        3-c;          4-a;        5-b;          6-b;    7-a;       8-b;           9-b;        10-d

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Q1. Select an endocrine drug which is a steroidal derivative:

a) Gonadorelin

b) Insulin

c) Levothyroxine

d) Hydrocortisone

Q2. Composition of Molisch reagent is

a) Alpha napthol + sulphuric acid

b) Beta napthol + sulphuric acid

c) Naphthylamine + sulphuric acid

d) Phenol + sulphuric acid

Q3. Purity of water can be assessed by determining one of its following properties instrumentally :

a) pH

b) Refractivity

c) Viscosity

d) Conductivity

Q4. Bisphosphonates are indicated in the following condition:

a) Organophosphate poisoning

b) Dementia

c) Steven’s Johnson syndrome

d) Osteoporosis

Q5. The following tetracycline has the potential to cause vestibular toxicity:

a) Minocycline

b) Demeclocycline

c) Doxycycline

d) Tetracycline

Q6. In the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules, the Schedule relating to GMP is

a) Schedule M

b) Schedule C

c) Schedule Y

d) Schedule H

Q7. Identify a rational combination which has clinical benefit :

a) Norfloxacin – Metronidazole

b) Alprazolam – Paracetamol

c) Cisapride – Omeprazole

d)Amoxycillin – Clavulanic acid

Q8. Tropane alkaloids are NOT present in

a) Datura stramonium

b) Erythroxylum coca

c) Duboisia myoporoides

d) Lobelia inflata

Q9. The synonym for ‘Sesame oil’:

a) Hydrocarbons oil

b)  Margosa oil

c) Maize oil

d)  Gingally oil

Q10. The drug of choice for controlling postpartum haemorrhage is:

a) Oxytocin

b) Methylergometrine

c) Dihydroergotamine

d) Prostaglandin E2

1-d ;    2-a;       3-d;       4-d;          5-a;          6-a;     7-d;      8-d;        9-d;        10-b

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