Antimicrobial agents are the substances or the chemicals that are used to either inhibit or slow down the microbial growth. Based on the pathogenic infections, the patients are suggested to take antiviral agents, antibacterial drugs, antifungal chemicals, etc. Antimicrobial chemotherapy is the study that helps to understand the mechanisms that undergo within the body to cure a disease by using antimicrobial agents. Hence the antimicrobial agents that are used in treatment of infections and diseases are called as antibiotics. Penicillin, cephalosporin, polymyxin, bacitracin are some of the antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results. Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
Last date updated on June, 2014