International Journal of Research in Medical Science

International Journal of Research in Medical Science


International Journal of Research in Medical Science
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Mini review on antimicrobial agents

Mohammad Asif Abida, Md Tauquir Alam

Antimicrobial agent is a general term that is mainly concerned with antibiotics, antibacterials, antifungals, antivirals and antiprotozoans. The antimicrobial agent is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganism like bacteria, fungi and protozoan. Antimicrobial agents are capable of acting by two modes either by inhibiting the spread of the infectious agent (microbiostatic) or by killing it outright (microbiocidal). The treatment of using antimicrobial agents is currently facing its own limitation, 1, 2 due to the development of resistance by the microbes over the period of time.
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