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Antimicrobial Drugs Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Misuse of antibiotics can lead to _____.

Question 2 2. Antibiotics interfere with various cellular mechanisms in order to kill bacteria. Which of the following is one of those mechanism?

Question 3 3. Which of the following antibiotics damages the plasma membrane of bacteria?

Question 4 4. DNA gyrase plays an important role in DNA replication. What happens when this enzyme is inhibited by quinolones or fluoroquinolones?

Question 5 5. Why is penicillin more effective against Gram-positive than Gram-negative bacteria?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following antibiotics inhibit cell wall synthesis?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of an acute viral infection?

Question 8 8. Which type of antibiotics stop bacteria from growing without killing them?

Question 9 9. Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA are commonly associated with _____.

Question 10 10. DNA gyrase is inhibited from resealing strands by _____.

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Question 11 11. What does it mean if two drugs have synergistic effects?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a depiction of how antibiotic misuse can increase antibiotic resistance?

Question 13 13. What does the drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) actually do?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a good target for a selectively toxic antimicrobial drug?

Question 15 15. _____ are microorganisms and beneficial bacteria that live on and in our bodies for the purpose of keeping pathogens away.

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Question 16 16. A patient comes to a clinic and complains of severe gastrointestinal problems. They tell the doctor that they had been swimming in a public pool recently and got water up their nose several times, which they also swallowed. Which drug might be a good choice for this patient?

Question 17 17. You visit the doctor's office for a skin infection that is getting progressively worse. The doctor thinks that you might have acquired an infection caused by Staphylococcus, which are Gram-positive bacteria. During the examination, the doctor determines that in order to effectively fight the Gram-positive bacteria, it is necessary to prescribe you antibiotic pills. Which of these antibiotics would the doctor be most likely to try first?

Question 18 18. Jennifer has a cut in her leg, which has become infected by Staphylococcus bacteria. Which type of antibiotic would definitely work against the Staphylococcus bacteria?

Question 19 19. How do bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance?

Question 20 20. Dr. Martiinez is not 100% certain of the type of serious bacterial infection ailing her patient until a culture is sent out. In the meantime, she prescribes _____ to BEST increase the chances of effectively dealing with the bacteria affecting her patient.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements about rifamycins is FALSE?

Question 22 22. Why do scientists find antimicrobial peptides particularly interesting for antibiotic development?

Question 23 23. Which of these antibiotics prevents tRNAs from attaching to the A site of the ribosome?

Question 24 24. Which test uses plastic strips with known concentrations of antibiotics?

Question 25 25. Why is echinocandins called ''the penicillin of antifungals''?

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Question 26 26. Because penicillin is more effective against Gram-positive bacteria, it is an example of a/an _____ antibiotic.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a class of antiretroviral drugs?

Question 28 28. Why are sulfa drugs selectively toxic?

Question 29 29. When a prescription drug has lost the ability to either kill or control the growth of bacteria, this is known as _____.

Question 30 30. Walter was recently diagnosed with a case of genital warts stemming from the human papillomavirus. Which of the following courses of treatment may his physician prescribe?

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