An overview of antimicrobial typology
The term antimicrobial is an umbrella term referring to a wide array of pharmaceutical agents that are active against different micro organisms including, bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. The name has its origin in the three Greek words, anti (against), mikros (little) and bios (life).
There are several ways by which antimicrobial agents may be classified. This work provides a brief overview of various categories of antimicrobial agents in use and underlines the importance of appropriate antimicrobial treatment.
The name antibiotic is often used synonymously with antimicrobial. However, the term antibiotic refers to drugs which are sourced from Continue reading...