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What are the four basic methods in which antimicrobial agents work?

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Describe the four basic methods in which antimicrobial agents work.

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In general, there are four ways to disrupt a microbe's ability to function and/or survive.

Some substances like penicillin inhibit cell wall formation in a microbe by disallowing the incorporation of vital components of the cell wall. This stops microbes from proliferating since they can neither regenerate a cell wall (a normal function in a typical cell) or make more cell wall for replication ...

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This solution discusses the four ways a microbe's ability to function and/or survive can be disrupted in 255 words.

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