Tetracyclines, Glycyclines, Sulfonamides, Glycopeptides, Oxazolidinones, Lipopeptides, Strepotogramins, Antianaerobic Agents, and Miscellaneous Agents. Each of these have sensitive bacteria agents and each can be used dependent on the patient being treated (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). For each, given the patients diagnosis, paired with other ailments the patient may be living with will potentially determine the medication prescribed and the potential adverse reactions of various categories to not make those ailments worse/life- threatening. The differences between viral and bacterial infections are rather simple. Bacteria are single cell organisms that replicate when a food source is present. Various bacteria are present
ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS 3 outside the human body and can be found on various objects if a food source is present. These bacteria are classed into different categories given their genetic makeup and their susceptibility towards certain antibiotics (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). Viruses are obligate intracellular parasites that consist of a nucleic acid core surrounded by one more protein. A host cell is required for viral replication. Various viruss replicate by their own specific mechanisms (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017).