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Antibiotics
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  • Authored by: Donald Emmeluth, Ed.D.; Consulting Editor: David J. Triggle, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Understanding Drugs
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  • ISBN-10: 143814475X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4475-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2017
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Antibiotics are chemicals that kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria or fungi. Since their commercial introduction in the 1940s, antibiotics have played a crucial role in the control of infectious diseases, particularly those caused by bacteria. However, frequent use of these drugs can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of certain diseases, making them harder to treat. 

Antibiotics explains the classes of these drugs, their origins, how they work, and what new drugs are being investigated. Dramatic "you-are-there" case studies show how antibiotics impact real life, and sidebars offer supplementary facts, compelling statistics, and historical information.

Chapters include:

  • What Is an Antibiotic?
  • Historic Overview
  • Antibiotics: Fighting a Diversity of Organisms
  • Pharmacology of Antibiotic Groups
  • Attacking Bacterial Structures and Processes
  • Problems Associated with Antibiotic Use
  • The Future of Antibiotics.

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