antimicrobagent-1 - ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY 1. _ is the use...

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ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY 1. _____________________________ is the use of chemical agents to treat disease. A _________________________________ is any chemical agent used to treat disease. ___________________________________ are the chemotherapeutic agent used to treat diseases caused by microorganisms. 2. Three types of antimicrobial agents: a. ____________________________ agents are those produced in the laboratory. b. ____________________________ agents are those produced by fungi or fungal-like bacteria that destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria. These antimicrobial agents are commonly called _______________________________. c. _____________________________agents are the natural agents that are altered in the laboratory to produce derivatives. 3. Describe/explain the criteria that determines the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents: a. Selective toxicity -____________________________________________________ b. Broad spectrum -_____________________________________________________ c. Non-mutagenic -______________________________________________________ d. Non-allergenic - ______________________________________________________ e. Soluble in body fluids -_________________________________________________ f. Stable in body fluids -__________________________________________________ g. Absorbed by tissues - _________________________________________________ g. Effect on normal flora -_________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 4. Many antimicrobial agents interfere with a microbe’s metabolism by inhibiting the
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course MCB 3020 taught by Professor White during the Spring '09 term at University of Central Florida.

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antimicrobagent-1 - ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY 1. _ is the use...

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