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Antibiotic action—general principles

Sebastian G. B. Amyes

in Antibacterial Chemotherapy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199581368
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199581368.003.0001

Series: Oxford Infectious Diseases Library

Antibiotic action—general principles

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• The importance of the selective nature of antibiotics and the therapeutic index. • The problems of oral administration rather than those administered by injection. • The positioning of broad- and narrow-spectrum antibiotics. • Are combinations of antibiotics more advantageous than using individual drugs? • Given the choice, which member of an individual drug class should we use first?

Chapter.  1818 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Oncology

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