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What are the types and classifications of antibiotics, and their actions? What type of antibiotic should the nurse administer for this client and why? Watch the video and record your response to the question using one of the following recording options. What are the types of antibiotics? - Bactericidal: kills bacteria directly, weakens cell walls by lysis, binds to ribosomes to decrease protein synthesis, interference with enzymes, eventually destroys all bacteria. - Bacteriostatic: kill bacteria indirectly, bind to ribosomes decreasing protein synthesis, gradually decreases number of bacteria, body's immune system kills remaining bacteria.

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