Free download: pharmacology flash cards. Antibiotics, antivirals, antiretrovirals and antitubercular drugs

The Department of Pharmacology of the University of Utah has developed some study aids available at their website. Below is the summary of the file on antibiotics and related drugs, and the link to the original file. Antibacterial Drugs Sulfonamides: Sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin), Sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol), Sulfadiazine, Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), Sulfacetamide sodium (Sulamyd Sodium) Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra) Chloramphenicol […]

Protein synthesis inhibitors: macrolides mechanism of action animation. Classification of agents

Author: Gary Kaiser Biology Department The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus Baltimore, MD 21228 USA Email: From Richard Harvey (series editor), Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (LWW, 2008): “Macrolides mechanism of action (MOA) The macrolides bind irreversibly to a site on the 50S subunit of the bacterial ribosome, thus inhibiting the translocation steps […]

Beta lactams antibiotics (penicillins and cephalosporins) mechanism of action: videos and animations

Mechanism of action of the beta lactam antibiotics (penicillins and cephalosporins) The beta-lactam antibiotics can kill susceptible bacteria. Although knowledge of the mechanism of this action is incomplete, numerous researchers have supplied information that allows understanding of the basic phenomenon (seeGhuysen, 1991; Bayles, 2000). The cell walls of bacteria are essential for their normal growth […]

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