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Revenge of the Microbes How Bacterial Resistance Is Undermining the Antibiotic Miracle

ISBN-10: 1555812988
ISBN-13: 9781555812980
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 4/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

- Presents valuable information on antibiotic resistance that is accessible to the average person - Provides in-depth examination of the role of antibiotics in modern medicine - Appeals to a diverse readership, including biologists, doctors, teachers, students, lawyers, environmentalists, and average citizens - Encourages readers to form opinions and make informed decisions regarding the use of antibiotics - Answers critical questions regarding antibiotics - Examines the larger issues of economics, politics, health, safety, and the environment

Preface
Magic Bullets, Miracle Drugs
A Brief Look at the History of Antibiotics
Bacteria Reveal Their Adaptability, Threatening the Brief Reign of Antibiotics
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the News
Antibiotics That Inhibit Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis
Antibiotics That Inhibit the Synthesis of Bacterial Proteins
Fluoroquinolones, Sulfa Drugs, and Antituberculosis Drugs
Bacterial Promiscuity: How Bacterial Sex Contributes to Development of Resistance
The Looming Crisis in Antibiotic Availability
Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Antiviral, Antifungal, and Antiprotozoal Compounds
Structures of Antimicrobial Agents Mentioned in the Text
How Clinical Laboratories Measure Resistance
Suggested Reading
Index

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