Death Drug on the Death Row

In the lethal injections used to execute prisoners on the death row, one of the major components is an important anesthetic drug called sodium thiopental. Under a three drug protocol, sodium thiopental is used to anaesthetise the prisoner, then pancuronium bromide paralyses him, before potassium chloride is administered to cause a fatal heart attack. (1)…

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The Adler Trumpf Junior, Kolkata

I was trundling down Hungerford Street and was caught at the signal on the crossing the other day when I saw a car pull up alongside mine. I was a little lost in thought, contemplating my really horrific performance in the recently concluded examinations, so I did not really notice what was there beside me.…

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 61-70

Alright, bonus set of questions: I know I had said that I was going to post 60 questions in groups of 10 each, but while doing this significantly large amount of type work, I remembered clues and cues and managed to unearth several more questions. 10 of which go into this final post on recalled…

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 51-60

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 Q. 31 – 40 Q. 41 – 50 51. Toxic dose of lithium is above: [Pharmacology] a. 1 meq/l b. 2 meq/l c. 4 meq/l d. 6 meq/l 52. In order to prevent the venom of an Elapida bite from spreading what should…

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 41-50

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 Q. 31 – 40 41. Tetany is seen in all of the following except: [Medicine] a. Hypocalcemia b. Hypomagnesemia c. Hypoparathyroidism d. ?Metabolic acidosis 42. All of the following are causes of high output cardiac failure except: [Medicine] a. Sepsis b. Neurogenic Shock…

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WBPGMAT 2011: Recalled Questions 31-40

Q. 1 – 10 Q. 11 – 20 Q. 21 – 30 31. All of the following have been shown to have survival benefits in a patient with acute myocardial infarction except: [Medicine] a. Beta blockers b. ACE Inhibitors c. Spironolactone d. Frusemide 32. Atonic bladder is seen in [Neurology] a. Spinal shock b. Spinal…

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