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Human Pharmacology

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Quiz 33 :

Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders

Quiz 33 :

Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders

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Sibutramine has which of the following actions?
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Sibutramine (Meridia) has two active metabolites that improve lipid profiles in addition to increasing thermogenesis and reducing appetite.

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The sympathomimetic anti-obesity agents:
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Phentermine is a sympathomimetic indicated for the short-term use of obesity. It suppresses appetite by acting on the hypothalamus. Orlistat decreases intestinal fat absorption.

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Which of the following can be used to stimulate appetite in patients with cachexia?
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Dronabinol activates cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors and therefore appetite. Progestational agents such as megestrol acetate have also been shown to induce weight gain in patients.