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Mechanism of Action of Antimicrobials

Mechanism of Action Antimicrobial Agents Inhibition of bacterial cell wall Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Imipenem, Aztreonam, Vancomycin Inhibition of protein synthesis Macrolides, Aminoglycosides, Choramphenicol, Tetracyclines, Streptogramins, Linezolid Inhibition of Nucleic synthesis Floroquinolones, Rifampicin Disruption of cell membrane function Anti fungal agents Inhibition of Folic acid synthesis Sulphonamides, pyrimethamine, Trimethoprim