Essentials of Antimicrobial Pharmacology

A Guide to Fundamentals for Practice

  • Paul H. Axelsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 123-141

About this book


For many medical students and physicians, the task of quickly obtaining sufficient, accurate, and up-to-date information about the pharmacology of antimicrobials often involves consulting either lengthy textbooks or inadequate tabular guides. In Essentials of Antimicrobial Pharmacology: A Guide to Fundamentals for Practice, Dr. Axelsen superbly addresses this problem by concisely summarizing the essential medical data concerning the leading antimicrobials used in fighting infectious diseases and clearly illustrating their mechanisms of action. The agents described range from antibacterial and antifungal to antiparasitic and antiviral agents, and include immunomodulators and immunizing agents. For each drug discussed, the book allows rapid access to the essential facts concerning its structure and mechanism of action, the spectrum of its activity, its pharmacokinetics, its adverse effects, and its resistance. Background discussions explain the fundamentals of measuring antibiotic effect, administering antibiotics, distribution and elimination, sensitivity testing, and dose-response relationships.
Essentials of Antimicrobial Pharmacology: A Guide to Fundamentals for Practice provides medical students, physicians, and allied health professionals with rapid access to the core principles of antimicrobial pharmacology, and a foundation for decisions about the use of antimicrobials in daily practice.


antibiotics antimicrobial antimicrobial therapy bacteria infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul H. Axelsen
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  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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