Can You Crack the Code of Antibiotics that Inhibit Cell Wall Synthesis?

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Which of the following is NOT a mechanism of action for beta-lactam antibiotics?

Inhibition of bacterial ribosomes

Which generation of cephalosporins includes cefazolin and cephalexin?

First generation

Which penicillin is the drug of choice for treating meningitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes?

Ampicillin

Test your knowledge on the mechanism of action of antibiotics that inhibit cell wall synthesis with this quiz. Learn about how these antibiotics irreversibly inhibit transpeptidases and activate cell wall autolytic enzymes, leading to lysis of the bacterium. Get familiar with the different types of penicillins and their ability to inactivate enzymes located in the bacterial cell membrane. Challenge yourself with this quiz and improve your understanding of antibiotics.

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