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Primary Viva 16 (Pharmacology)

Created: 14/3/2006
Updated: 14/3/2006
1. What are the main classes of local anaesthetics?
- Give examples of each class.
- How do they act?
- What is your favourite local anaesthetic?
- In what form is it present in a vial (i.e. what is its pH and state of ionisation?).
- What happens when you inject a local anaesthetic? (pH and ionisation changes).
- How are local anaesthetics metabolised?

2. What is flow-limited metabolism and what is capacity-limited metabolism?

3. Give examples of drug induction and inhibition.

4. What is etomidate?
- Why is it painful on injection?
- What does an ampule of etomidate contain?
- What are the side-effects of etomidate?

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