The following are questions from the special senses material in the above pages and from lecture:
Name a glaucoma treatment that reduces the formation of aqueous humor.
Name a drug that might be used to constrict the pupil in closed angle glaucoma.
An opthalmologist looks in the eye and sees lipid droplets, edema from fragile blood vessels, and some "cotton wool" spots. What is the common cause of this appearance?
What class of proteins are olfactory receptors?
Sometimes a drug with sedative actions is given to a patient with symptoms such as tinnitis (ringing in the ears) or vertigo. One class of such drugs are the benzodiazepines, which act on an Cl- ion channel that is opened by the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. What do you suppose the action of benzodiazepines is on this channel?
Absorption of light in a rod causes a decrease in cyclic GMP. What kind of ion channel is affected, does it open or close, and does this cause depolarization or hyperpolarization?
What lobe of the brain has the primary auditory cortex?