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Antifungal Drugs: Major Types & Functions

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For a minor fungal skin infection, like athlete's foot, which of these drugs would NOT be a good choice?

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1. Which of these molecules is present in fungal cell membranes but not in animal cell membranes?

2. Which of these antifungal drugs inhibits microtubules?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to gauge your understanding of fungal infections and how various drugs target these infections. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include specific drug names and terms used in connection to fungal cell membranes.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What drugs are used to treat athlete's foot
  • Molecules found in fungal cell membranes
  • The name of the antifungal drug that inhibits microtubules
  • How selective toxicity works
  • The name of the antifungal drug that targets the fungal cell wall

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding fungal infections and which specific drugs treat different types of infections
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define different types of antifungal drugs, such as Azoles and Polyenes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast drugs administered topically and systemically
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how antifungal drugs work

Additional Learning

To learn more about these drugs, review the accompanying lesson called Antifungal Drugs: Major Types & Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe fungal infections
  • Explain how antifungal drugs target only fungal plasma membranes
  • Identify and define types of antifungal drugs
  • Illustrate how each antifungal drug works
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