10 most difficult medicine riddlesMedicine quiz
Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?
Scrapie is infectious and incurable. Recent studies suggest prions may be spread through urine and persist in the environment for decades. Scrapie occurs in Europe and North America, but to date, Australia and New Zealand (both major sheep-producing countries) are scrapie-free.
Which has more calories: table sugar or aspartame?
pretty much the same
table sugar has much more calories
aspartame has much more calories
aspartame has no calories at all
Aspartame produces 4 kilocalories of energy per gram when metabolized, sucrose (table sugar) produces 3.9 kilocalories. However, aspartame is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose, so it is consumed in much smaller doses.
Which species of cannabis contains the most THC?
Some studies indicate that, on average, Cannabis sativa has higher levels of CBD compared to THC than C. indica. The effects of sativa are well known for its cerebral high, while indica is well known for its sedative effects which some prefer for night time use. Both types are used as medical cannabis.
What is deltiology?
Hobby of collecting postcards
Science of quantum equations
Science of wines
Field of medicine, about intestines
Officially the biggest collection postcards has got Mario Morby from Great Britain. Contains 1 000 265 pieces. It is officially record in Guinness Book of Records.
Which of these names does NOT refer to syphilis?
Colloquial names of syphilis in European countries reflected the path of its spread through the continent. In Italy it was named French disease. In France it used to be called Italian or English disease, in the Netherlands a Spanish disease, German one in Poland and Lithuania, and Polish in Russian Muscovy. It never got named American one, despite the dominant hypothesis of its origin.
Which of the following drugs have the opposite effect to the others?
Heroin is a depressant - introduces euphoric sedation (like other opiates, including opium). The other mentioned drugs are stimulant stimulants.
Methanol (wood alcohol) is highly poisonous. Comparing to ethanol, is it more or less sedative?
that depends on the temperature
Methanol has a much weaker sedative effect than ethanol, which leads the victim to drink more than it would normally do with ethanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and then to the poisonous formic acid in the liver.
What is the name of an organic chemical compound used to treat alcoholism?
Disulfiram (sold under the trade names Antabuse and Antabus) is a drug used to support the treatment of chronic alcoholism by producing an acute sensitivity to ethanol (drinking alcohol).
Which physician discovered that contaminated water was the source of the cholera epidemic in London in 1854?
John Snow was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world.
The study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources is called...
The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources".