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NBME 17 Answers

nbme17/Block 1/Question#6 (6.2 difficulty score)
A 55-year-old man with chronic bronchitis is ...

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The big hint here is EXTREME respiratory depression which is characteristic of opioid overdose, so he should be given naloxone. [FA2020 p570 has drug intoxication and withdrawal syndromes]

bingcentipede  And he was also taking codeine, a mu opiod agonist. So naloxone would be able to reverse the codeine specifically. +