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After a specific number of subcultivations in the laboratory, normal human cells undergo irreversible cessation of mitosis and enter a non-dividing state.

This phenomenon is known as:

A. Programmed cell death
B. Hayflick phenomenon
C. Pruning
D. G0 phase arrest
E. Cellular atrophy

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The Hachinski Ischaemic Score is used to aid clinical differentiation of Alzheimer’s dementia from vascular dementia.

Which of the following clinical features support a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s dementia rather than vascular dementia?

A. Stepwise progression
B. Fluctuating course
C. Abrupt onset
D. Early change in personality
E. Nocturnal confusion

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Which of the following statement regarding the assessment of activities of daily living (ADL) in elderly people is correct?

A. ADL scales are used as outcome measures
B. The Barthel index is a self-rating scale
C. In dementia basic ADL are affected earlier than complex instrumental ADL
D. None of the validated ADL scales depend on the patient’s self-report
E. The choice of ADL scale in a patient depends on the patient’s gender

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Schizophrenia-like psychosis is a prominent feature of which of the following dementing illnesses?

A. Pick’s disease
B. Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD)
C. Vascular dementia
D. Huntington’s dementia
E. Lewy body dementia

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A 78-year-old man is treated with diazepam by his general practitioner for disabling anxiety related to a recent bereavement.

The half-life of diazepam is most likely to be increased in this man due to:

A. Increase in intestinal absorption
B. Increase in oral bioavailability
C. Increase in plasma protein binding
D. Increase in volume of distribution
E. Decrease in renal elimination

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