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Bacteriostatic vs. Bactericidal Antibiotics

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  • Bacteriostatic
    • reversible stoppage of bacterial growth
    • examples
      • chloramphenicol
      • clindamycin
      • erythromycin
      • sulfamethoxazole
      • tetracyclines
      • trimethoprim
  • Bactericidal
    • irreversible killing
    • examples
      • aminoglycosides
      • cephalosporins
      • fluoroquinolones
      • metronidazole
      • penicillin
      • vancomycin


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