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Chemotherapy is
use of chemicals against organisms
Antibiotic is
chemical produced by one organism and ability to harm other microbes
Antimicrobial drug is
any agent, natural or synthetic, w. ability to kill
Selective Toxicity is
ability of drug to injure target w/out injuring other hosts.
Suprainfection/Superinfection is
a new infection that appears during the course of treatment for primary infection.
Antibiotic combinations are to be used
only in specific situations
Risk of toxicity and allergic reactions w/ antibiotic combinations
Prophylactic use of antibiotics are
Surgery, Bacterial endocarditis, Neutropenia, UTI's, lifelong prophylaxis w/ PCN for those w/ sever rheumatic carditis.