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List of common antibiotic classes, mechanism of action, and examples. This is best used to review for a test. This is a Word document (.doc).

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Antibiotic classes
• Mechanism of Action (MOA): binds to P site of 50S ribosomal subunit, interfering w/ protein synthesis
• Effective against: Gram negative rods, anaerobic bacteria, Gram positive rods, acid-fast rods, micoplasmas
• Examples: Clarithromycin, Erythromycin
• MOA: bacteriostatic; binds to P site of 50S ribosomal subunit, interfering w/protein ...

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