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The Beta Lactam Antibiotics — Penicillins and Cephalosporins

  • G. T. Stewart
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 5)

Abstract

There are five criteria by which maintenance and development of activity in this leading group of antibiotics can be assessed:
  1. 1)

    Width of antimicrobial spectrum

     
  2. 2)

    Action on penicillinase-forming bacteria

     
  3. 3)

    Pharmacological improvements

     
  4. 4)

    Non-toxicity

     
  5. 5)

    Diminution of allergic responses

     

Keywords

Proteus Mirabilis Beta Lactam Beta Lactam Antibiotic Antimicrobial Spectrum Hapten Inhibition 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. T. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineUniversity of GlasgowUK

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