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Antimicrobials

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Updated 2009-03-07 13:55

Summary

Memorize the mechanism of action of various antimicrobial agents

 

DrugMechanism of action
penicillinblock cell wall synthesis by inhibition of peptidoglycan cross-linking
ampicillinblock cell wall synthesis by inhibition of peptidoglycan cross-linking
ticarcillinblock cell wall synthesis by inhibition of peptidoglycan cross-linking
piperacillinblock cell wall synthesis by inhibition of peptidoglycan cross-linking
imipenemblock cell wall synthesis by inhibition of peptidoglycan cross-linking
aztreonamblock cell wall synthesis by inhibition of peptidoglycan cross-linking
cephalosporinsblock cell wall synthesis by inhibition of peptidoglycan cross-linking
bacitracinblock peptidoglycan synthesis
vancomycinblock peptidoglycan synthesis
cycloserineblock peptidoglycan synthesis
polymixinsdisrupt bacterial/fungal cell membranes
amphotericin Bdisrupt fungal cell membranes
nystatindisrupt fungal cell membranes
fluconazole/azolesdisrupt fungal cell membranes
sulfonamidesblock nucleotide synthesis
trimethoprimblock nucleotide synthesis
quinolonesblock DNA topoisomerases
rifampinblock mRNA synthesis
chloramphenicolblock protein synthesis at 50 S ribosome
erythromycin/macrolidesblock protein synthesis at 50 S ribosome
lincomycinblock protein synthesis at 50 S ribosome
clindamycinblock protein synthesis at 50 S ribosome
streptograminsblock protein synthesis at 50 S ribosome
linezolidblock protein synthesis at 50 S ribosome
aminoglycosidesblock protein synthesis at 30 S ribosome
tetracyclinesblock protein synthesis at 30 S ribosome
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