This video lecture is a presentation by the “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute” at University of California, San Francisco. It is a brief introduction to the general principles of the pharmacology of infections. Though oriented to a general audience, it is a very interesting and of course accurate presentation on antibiotics and antivirals.
- Minimal Inhibitory concentration.
- Drug resistance.
- Overview of Drug targets.
- Inhibition of cell wall synthesis (beta lactams).
- Inhibition of protein synthesis (macrolides, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines).
- Inhibition of nucleic acid synthesis.
- Adverse drug reactions.
- Antiviral agents
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Marieke Kruidering-Hall, MD
Assistant Adjunt Professor of Cellular and Molecular
Pharmacology UCSF School of Medicine