Primary Examination SAQs

Study notes for the ANZCA Primary Examination SAQs

Obstetric Pharmacology

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2009b(6)MAKEUP: Discuss the pharmacodynamics of drugs that affect uterine tone

2008b(5) Outline how the pharmacokinetics of morphine, bupivacaine & suxamethonium differ in the neonate cf adult. Briefly describe the clinical implications of these differences

2003b(8) Outline the pharmacological differences between neonates and adults with reference to sevoflurane, vecuronium and morphine

2002b(1)95b(6) Outline the influences of pregnancy on pharmacokinetics

2000a(12)96b(14) Outline the pharmacology of oxytocin

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December 31, 2009 at 8:30 am

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  1. Hi, Amanda. Love your website. Helping lots with part one prep. Just a note on the 2009b(6) answer above. Under oxytocin: MoA is incorrect. Oxytocin receptors are Gq, (IP3/DAG – incr Calcium – increase Calmodulin interaction – increase force of contraction). The answer says it acts by increase in gK causing increased excitability, (which doesn’t make sense since this would hyperpolarise cell). Have I missed something?

    Thanks again for the site. I will endeavour to pay-it-forward and provide a model answer for the next SAQ’s.



    September 15, 2013 at 12:05 am

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