Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy and Agents Quiz
15 Questions
3 Views
3.7 Stars

Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy and Agents Quiz

Test your knowledge of antimicrobial therapy principles and various antimicrobial agents including antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agents. Explore topics like cell wall inhibitors, protein synthesis inhibitors, anti-metabolites, and infection-associated factors such as age, exposure to pathogens, disrupted normal barriers, and more.

Created by
@WellBeingDesert

Questions and Answers

Which type of antimicrobial agent targets the cell wall of bacteria?

Antibacterial

What kind of therapy involves drug administration after bacterial identification according to susceptibility testing?

Pathogen-Directed Therapy

In which situation is broad-spectrum therapy most likely to be needed?

When the identity of the organism is unknown

What factor should be considered before starting antibiotic therapy?

<p>Potential antibiotic susceptibilities</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of medications are used to treat bacterial infections?

<p>Antibiotics</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of prophylactic therapy?

<p>To prevent an infection</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which factor is NOT taken into consideration when selecting an antimicrobial agent?

<p>Gastrointestinal absorption</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the context of antimicrobial therapy, what effect does the blood-brain barrier have on the penetration of antibacterial agents?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What differentiates bacteriostatic drugs from bactericidal drugs?

<p>Both a and b</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determine for bacteriostatic agents?

<p>The minimum concentration of antibiotic that inhibits bacterial growth</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which statement accurately describes narrow spectrum antibiotics?

<p>They act only on a limited group of microorganisms</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common complication associated with antibiotic therapy?

<p>Hypersensitivity reactions</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do super-infections occur in the context of antibiotic therapy?

<p>Due to broad-spectrum antimicrobials or combinations of agents</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the site targeted by cell wall inhibitors in the process of peptidoglycan formation?

<p>Cell membrane</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which factor is NOT considered when selecting an antimicrobial agent based on the provided text?

<p>The spectrum of antibiotic</p> Signup and view all the answers

More Quizzes Like This

Mastering Antimicrobial Combinations
30 questions
Antimicrobial Therapy
56 questions
Use Quizgecko on...
Browser
Browser