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Neurology Medications

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Answer in 25 words or less if possible.

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1. Define the below terms as it relates to the neurologic system.

Definition

Clonus

Extinction

Myoclonus

Spasticity

Tremor

2. What nursing interventions are appropriate for a postsurgical patient after receiving general anesthesia?

3. Describe the difference between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and monoamine oxidase inhibitors?

a. Give an example of each.

b. Discuss the difference in nursing interventions.

4. Describe the difference between atypical antidepressants and mood stabilizers.

a. Give an example of each.

b. Discuss the difference in nursing interventions.

5. What are the drugs of choice for epilepsy in pregnant women?

a. What is the mechanism of action for those drugs?

b. What is one contraindication?

c. What is an appropriate nursing diagnosis?

6. What nursing interventions are appropriate for an epileptic pregnant woman?

7. What nursing education should you give to the patient and their family?

8. Name a medication used to treat ADHD.

a. What is that medication’s mechanism of action?

b. What is one contraindication?

c. What is an appropriate nursing intervention?

9. How could you differentiate between addiction and pseudo-addiction in patients who are taking medications for ADHD?

10. How could you differentiate between addiction and pseudo-addiction in patients who are taking opioids?

11. Describe the parasympathetic nervous system.

12. Describe the sympathetic nervous system.

13. For each generalized seizure state the medication used for treatment and a nursing intervention. Note: some seizures can be treated using the same medication, however you should list a different medication for each.

Seizure

Medication

Nursing Intervention

Absence seizures

Status epilepticus

Tonic clonic

Partial seizures

14. Describe Parkinson’s disease.

15. What two main classes of medications are used for treatment of Parkinson’s disease? Give an example of each class.