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Therapeutics in Dentistry (Antimicrobials)

Therapeutics in Dentistry (Antimicrobials)

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Published by Iyad Abou-Rabii
Dental Pharmacology, antibiotics, antimicrobial,antiviral, anti-fungal
Dental Pharmacology, antibiotics, antimicrobial,antiviral, anti-fungal

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Published by: Iyad Abou-Rabii on Oct 04, 2010
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Terms and Concepts
1. Antimicrobial or anti-infective-drugs used to prevent or
treat infections caused by pathogenic
(disease-producing) microorganisms. Include
antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal drugs.
2. Antibacterial or antibiotic-usually refer only to drugs used
in bacterial infections.
3. Antiviral- drugs used to treat viral infections.
4. Antifungal- drugs used to treat fungal infections.
5. Antiparasitic- drugs used to treat parasite infections or
6. Broad Spectrum- antibacterial drugs that are effective
against several groups of microorganisims.
7. Narrow Spectrum- antibacterial drugs which are
effective against only a few groups of
8.B a c te r io c id a l-action of an antibacterial drug in that it
kills microorganisms.
9.B a c te r io s ta tic - action of an antibacterial drug in that it
inhibits growth of the microorganism.
10. Superinfection- a new or secondary infection that occurs
during antimicrobial therapy of a primary infection.

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