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Introductory Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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Introductory Pharmaceutical microbiology is one of its kinds. Students like topics to be presented to them in simpler terms, and this textbook covers in more concise aspects, the foundations of pharmaceutical microbiology as an aspect of microbiology that studies bacteria and other microorganisms as well as the role that they play in the biosynthesis of antimicrobial agents.

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Introductory Pharmaceutical microbiology is an important aspect of microbiology that is fundamental to understanding the mechanisms of antimicrobial agents, their source and usage. This necessitates the need to create a book that covers the elementary principles of antimicrobial agents and their properties or mechanisms of action. Introductory Pharmaceutical microbiology has been developed from lectures and seminars given to both graduate and undergraduate students in mycology. The general principles of Introductory Pharmaceutical microbiology are accompanied by guided reading of informative literatures and textbooks in the field of pharmaceutical microbiology as well as lessons from personal experience inside- and outside- of classroom. This book should be useful for pedagogy in pharmaceutical microbiology, as well as for faculties organizing lessons for students. Students, who wish to learn on their own, as well as scholars and researchers in the area of pharmaceutical microbiology should also, find the book interesting. Introductory Pharmaceutical microbiology is one of its kinds. Students like topics to be presented to them in simpler terms, and this textbook covers in more concise aspects, the foundations of pharmaceutical microbiology as an aspect of microbiology that studies bacteria and other microorganisms as well as the role that they play in the biosynthesis of antimicrobial agents. This book focuses on all aspects of pharmacy especially as it relates to the manufacture and quality control of pharmaceuticals and other biological agents such as drugs, vaccines, and medical devices; and it covers different aspects of antimicrobial agents and their respective usage and mode of action. The book is good for every pedagogical application and research undertakings; and microbiologists in the healthcare sector, industry, environment, government and academic sector will also find the book a wonderful companion. It has a question and glossary section which has defined in simpler terms some of the basic phrases encountered in pharmaceutical microbiology. Introductory Pharmaceutical microbiology provides step-to-step protocol on how various antimicrobial agents work. The mechanism of action, clinical applications, source and usage of these antimicrobial agents are also highlighted in this textbook. The mechanisms of action of different antimicrobial agents are succinctly discussed in this textbook. The first chapter looks at description of pharmaceutical microbiology and antimicrobial agents. In chapter two, the mechanism of action of various antibacterial agents is highlighted. Chapter three looks at anti-tuberculosis agents (TB) drugs and anti-fungal agents. In chapter four, an overview of some specific resistance mechanisms and mode of action of antibiotics is highlighted. Chapter five looks at antibiotic resistance. Chapter six looks at antimicrobial susceptibility testing (antibiogram). In chapter seven, the validation and testing of biological products is highlighted. Chapter eight looks at drug interactions and control of resistance. Chapter nine looks at multidrug resistant bacteria and some microbial enzymes that drive resistance. Chapter ten looks at molecular biology.

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