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1. Antimicrobial Effects on Cells Antimicrobials can be divided into two classifications based upon their effects on target cells. Drugs that actually kill microorganisms are termed bactericidal . Drugs that only inhibit the growth of microorganisms are termed bacteriostatic . The decision to use a bactericidal or bacteriostatic drug to treat infection depends
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Unformatted text preview: entirely upon the type of infection. For example, bactericidal drugs will only kill cells that are actively growing. Bacteriostatic drugs, in comparison, will only inhibit the growth of cells; ultimate elimination of the organisms is dependent upon host phagocytic activity. Some examples of bactericidal and bacteriostatic drugs are listed below...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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