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Primary Viva 2 (Pharmacology)

Created: 14/9/2004


1. Discuss the characteristics of an ideal inhalational agent (Click here for a tutorial on this)

2. Define each of the following and explain why they are important:

– Oil-gas coefficients
– Minimum alveolar concentration (MAC)

3. What is the oil-gas coefficient and MAC of:

– Isoflurane
– Desflurane
– Sevoflurane

Click here for a tutorial on the physical properties of the inhalational agents.

4. Discuss intraoperative antihypertensive agents and classify them into their appropriate drug groups.

5. Compare the effects of nitroprusside and nitroglyerine.

6. Discuss cyanide toxicity.

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