Antibacterial Chemotherapeutic Agents

  • Scott L. Dax

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 385-396

About this book


Over the past 50 years a wide variety of antibacterial substances have been discovered and synthesised, and their use in treating bacterial infection has been spectacularly successful. Today there are several general classes of antibacterial drugs, each having a well established set of uses, and together they form the mainstay of modern antibacterial chemotherapy. In search for new and improved agents, the pharmaceutical researcher needs to be well informed on many topics, including existing agents, their modes of action and pharmacology, and possible synthetic approaches. In this new book the author has brought together a wide range of information on the principal classes of antibacterial agents, and he covers, for each group, their history, mode of action, key structural features, synthesis and bacterial resistance. The result is a compact and concise overview of these very important classes of antibacterial agents.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Scott L. Dax
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  1. 1.Research InstituteThe R.W Johnson PharmaceuticalSpring HouseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6531-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0097-4
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