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Antiprotozoal Agents

Antiprotozoal Agents

Antiprotozoal Agents Causes of Protozoal Infections Insect bites Malaria Trypanosomiasis Leishmaniasis Ingestion or contact with the causal organism Amebiasis Giardiasis Trichomoniasis Protozoal Parasites Identified as Causes of Malaria Plasmodium falciparum Considered the most dangerous type of protozoan Plasmodium vivax Milder form of the disease; seldom results in death Plasmodium malariae Endemic in tropical countries; mild […]

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics

Antibiotics Antibiotics Antibiotics are defined as: Chemicals that inhibit specific bacteria Types of Antibiotics Bacteriostatic Substances that prevent the growth of bacteria Bactericidal Substances that kill bacteria directly Signs of Infection Fever Lethargy Slow-wave sleep induction Classic signs of inflammation (redness, swelling, heat, and pain) Goal of Antibiotic Therapy Decrease the population of the invading […]

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Anti-infective Agents

Anti-infective Agents

Anti-infective Agents Drug Therapy Across the Lifespan Development of Anti-infective Therapy 1920s Paul Ehrlich worked on developing a synthetic chemical effective against infection-causing cells only Scientists discovered penicillin in a mold sample 1935 The sulfonamides were introduced Mechanisms of Action Interfere with biosynthesis of the bacterial cell wall Prevent the cells of the invading organism […]

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