#antibacterial

Prophylactic use of antimicrobials – a debatable issue

An ancient and quiet honourable practise has been the use of preventive medicine. For example, the ancient Chinese use to pay their doctors while they remained healthy, however as soon as they felt sick this payment would not be given. The effectiveness of antibiotics as a prophylactic means for protecting […]

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ANTI-CELL WALL ANTIBACTERIAL DRUGS

Selective toxicity is the important characteristic of antimicrobial drugs which means that any drug is selective against a particular microorganism and also selectively act on a particular site. Not all drugs can act on every site. There are many sites at which any drug acts such as cell wall, cell […]

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MECHANISM OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANTIBIOTICS

Antibacterial Drugs are classified according to their site of action which are as follows : CELL WALL SYNTHESIS INHIBITORSThere are 3 different mechanisms by which anti-cell wall drugs work and thus they are also classified as following: First classification involves the drugs that directly interact with Penicillin-Binding-Proteins (PBPs) and inhibit […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE MOST APPROPRIATE ANTIBACTERIAL CHEMOTHERAPY?

Choosing an antibacterial drug therapy can depend on various factors which are mentioned below: BACTERIOSTATIC V/S BACTERICIDALAntibacterial chemotherapeutic agents can be categorized as bacteriostatic and bactericidal on the basis of their interaction with the targeted bacterial pathogens.Bacteriostatic drugs work by inhibiting the growth of specific bacteria. Static drugs work by […]

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ANTIBACTERIAL CHEMOTHERAPY-INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Antibacterial Chemotherapy refers to the use of any chemical or drug for the treatment of bacterial diseases. It is the part of antimicrobial chemotherapy.Antimicrobial chemotherapy can be divided into several branches on the basis of type of pathogen, for e.g.For bacterial pathogen – Antibacterial ChemotherapyFor viral pathogen – Antiviral ChemotherapyFor […]

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