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Bactericidal agents is a one type of antibiotic which kills bacteria directly. The antibiotic polymyxin B injures the plasma membrane of bacteria, allowing their contents to leak out. Bactericides includes disinfectants, antibiotics or antiseptics.
The distinction between bactericidal and bacteriostatic agents appears to be clear according to the basic/clinical definition, but this only applies under strict laboratory conditions and it is important to distinguish microbiological and clinical definitions.Bacteriostatic agents have been effectively used for treatment that are considered to require bactericidal activity.Antibiotics that inhibit cell wall synthesis: the Beta-lactam antibiotics (penicillin derivatives (penams), cephalosporins (cephems), monobactams, and carbapenems) and vancomycin.Also bactericidal are daptomycin, fluoroquinolones, metronidazole, nitrofurantoin, co-trimoxazole, telithromycin.
Related Journals of Bacteriostatic drugs
Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Mycobacterial Diseases, Journal of Bacteriology, Japanese Journal of Bacteriology, Journal of Bacteriology and Virology, Journal of Basic Microbiology.