MCQ – 89274


A 52-year-old man is brought to the emergency department 30 minutes after his farmhand found him on the ground sweating profusely. On arrival, he is lethargic and unable to provide any history. His temperature is 37.5°C (99.5°F), pulse is 42/min, and blood pressure is 95/60 mm Hg. Physical examination shows diaphoresis and excessive salivation. The pupils are constricted. There is scattered expiratory wheezing throughout both lung fields. His clothes are soaked with vomit, urine, and feces. A drug with which of the following mechanisms of action is most appropriate for this patient?

A. ß2 adrenergic receptor agonism


Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonism


Acetylcholinesterase enzyme inhibition


Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonism

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