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General Anaesthetics MCQS With Answers

1. Which of the following agents has the slowest induction time?
a. Nitrous oxide
b. Enflurane
c. Halothane
d. Methoxyflurane

2. The major route of elimination of the volatile general anaesthetics is via
a. kidneys
b. skin
c. lungs
d. liver

3. The ideal general anaesthetic agent has
a. high blood solubility
b. a rapid recovery period
c. long duration of action
d. all of the above

4. Spinal anaesthesia is a form of general anaesthesia
a. True
b. False

5. The stage of general anaesthesia in which the patient may move about and mumble incoherently is stage _____.
a. I
b. II
c. III
d. IV

6. All of the following are characteristics of an ideal general anaesthetic except
a. They should require uncomplicated equipment to administer.
b. They should have a wide margin of safety.
c. They should rapidly metabolize to avoid cumulative toxicity.
d. They should provide rapid and uncomplicated induction and emergence.

7. Methohexital
a. is a short-acting benzodiazepine, which can
be reversed with flumazanil
b. causes hypnosis
c. has unpredictable absorption when given by the rectal route
d. has no effect on blood pressure.

Answers key

1. d
2. c
3. b
4. b
5. a
6. c
7. b