10 most difficult medicine riddlesMedicine quiz
What is the use of lily of the valley for?
You make alcohol out of it,
It's just an ornamental plant
To make white ink
As a heart medicine
Lily of the valley increases the strength of heart contraction and is used in the initial stages of heart failure. It is also very toxic at overdose. Death poisoning in children after eating a few berries or drinking water from a vase in which a lily of the valley bouquet was made was described.
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.
The pharmacy's symbol is the bowl of...
Bowl of Hygieia is one of the symbols of pharmacy, and along with the Rod of Asclepius it is one of the most ancient and important symbols related to medicine in western countries. Hygieia was the Greek goddess of Health hygiene, and the associate, wife, or daughter of Asclepius. Asclepius' symbol is his rod, with a snake twined around it; correspondingly, Hygieia's symbol is a cup or chalice with a snake twined around its stem and poised above it.
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.
Melasma is also known as?
mask of pregnancy
Melasma is a tan or dark skin discoloration. Melasma is thought to be caused by sun exposure, genetic predisposition, hormone changes, and skin irritation. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication
Who is the author of the "De Materia Medica", a 5-volume Greek encyclopedia about herbal medicine?
Hippocrates from Kos
Pedanius Dioscorides (40 – 90 AD) was a Greek physician, pharmacologist, botanist, and author of De Materia Medica - a 5-volume Greek encyclopedia about herbal medicine and related medicinal substances (a pharmacopeia), that was widely read for more than 1,500 years. He was employed as a physician in the Roman army.
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.
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.
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 does the word "virus" mean?
The word is from the Latin neuter vīrus referring to poison and other noxious liquids, from 'the same Indo-European base as Sanskrit viṣa poison, Avestan vīša poison, ancient Greek ἰός poison', first attested in English in 1398 in John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomeus Anglicus's De Proprietatibus Rerum. Virulent, from Latin virulentus (poisonous), dates to c. 1400.