1050: Antimicrobial/Antiinfective meds EXAM 2
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How do the anti-infectives inhibit bacterial action?
- 1) cell wall synthesis
- 2) protein synthesis
- 3) DNA synthesis
- 4) viral enzymes
What is the difference between Bacteriostatic vs Bacteriocidal?
-cidal: kills bacteria
-static: slows action of bacteria
Define selective toxicity.
-kill/suppress a microbe w/o harming host.
Explain the antimicrobial resistance - large doses vs narrower spectrum. What is spectrum?
Large dose = greater chance of resistance.
Narrower the spectrum of drug -->less likely resistance.
Spectrum: range of microbes that respond to drugs
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