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1. The maximum subcutaneous dose of lidocaine for a canine

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1. The maximum subcutaneous dose of lidocaine for a canine patient is
A. 5 mg/kg.
B. 10 mg/kg.
C. 1 mg/kg.
D. 15 mg/kg.

2. Which of the following is a disadvantage of isoflurane?
A. Poor muscle relaxation
B. Respiration depression
C. Slow recovery time
D. Great analgesic effect

3. Why should you aspirate before injecting a local anesthetic?
A. To avoid IV injection
B. To test for toxicity
C. To administer the anesthetic at a slow rate
D. To double-check the amount injected

4. Local anesthetics primarily exert their effects
A. closest to the site of injection.
B. throughout the body.
C. across the placenta.
D. in the presence of inflammation.

5. Controlled ventilation may cause damage to the
A. heart.
B. brain.
C. lungs.
D. throat.

6. Any procedure where the anesthetist assists or controls the delivery of oxygen and anesthetic gas to the
patient's lungs is known as
A. tidal volume.
B. dead space.
C. positive pressure ventilation.
D. hypoxemia.

7. _______ is a dissociative anesthetic.
A. Thiopental sodium
B. Propofol
C. Tiletamine
D. Nitrous oxide

8. Which type of anesthetic is characterized by catalepsy?
A. Opioids
B. Barbiturates
C. Anticholinergics
D. Dissociative anesthetics

9. Which of the following is not an example of a local anesthetic agent?
A. Procaine
B. Tetracaine
C. Acepromazine
D. Lidocaine

10. Which of the following is a reason why ketamine is often combined with a tranquilizer such as
A. Increased salivation
B. Faster induction
C. More cost-effective
D. Smoother recovery

11. Which characteristic does not apply to nitrous oxide?
A. Exists as a gas at room temperature
B. Replaces oxygen in the anesthetic circuit
C. Good analgesic properties
D. Reduces the amount of volatile anesthetic needed

12. Neuroleptanalgesia is achieved by combining
A. an opioid with a tranquilizer.
B. a barbiturate with nitrous oxide.
C. morphine with a barbiturate.
D. a dissociative anesthetic with a tranquilizer.

13. Local anesthetics affect which part of the body?
A. Brain
B. Neurons
C. Kidneys
D. Liver

14. Of the volatile anesthetics commonly used in veterinary anesthesia, _______ is considered to have the
fewest adverse cardiovascular effects.
A. halothane
B. desflurane
C. isoflurane
D. sevoflurane

15. The tendency of a drug to dissolve in fats or oils is referred to as
A. protein binding.
B. lipid solubility.
C. tissue redistribution.
D. ionization.

16. Which drug is often used to stimulate breathing in newborns?
A. Diazepam
B. Ketamine
C. Acepromazine
D. Doxapram

17. What type of drug will potentiate the effect of opioids in surgical patients?
A. Acetaminophen
B. Tranquilizers
C. Antibiotics
D. Local anesthetics

18. Which part of the body is injected when using an epidural analgesia?
A. Cervical spine
B. Sciatic nerve
C. Jugular vein
D. Terminal spinal cord

19. Doxapram should not be used in animals with a history of
A. kidney failure.
B. allergies.
C. high blood pressure.
D. seizures.

20. Paresthesia refers to
A. an abnormal "tingling" sensation during recovery from local anesthesia.
B. the period surrounding the anesthetic event.
C. the stages and planes of anesthesia.
D. partial anesthesia administered during the preanesthetic period.

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