Medical Treatments to Control Pathogens


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Macrolides are a category of _________.

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1. Antivirals drugs may work by preventing the virus from _________.

2. There are _____ classes of antifungal drugs.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will help you as you distinguish between the three types of pathogen treatment medications: antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungal drugs. Practice questions focus on how these medications work, when they are prescribed, and some examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment tool to gauge your understanding of:

  • Macrolides
  • How antiviral drugs work
  • Which medication should be used to treat Athlete's foot
  • How to distinguish between examples of antibiotics

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson dealing with medical terminology
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different classes of antibiotics and antifungal drugs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of classes of antifungal drugs

Additional Learning

The lesson called Medical Treatments to Control Pathogens provides more information about each medication type. The lesson details:

  • Fluoroquinolones, tetracyclines, and cephalosporins
  • Anti-flu, anti-cytomegalovirus, anti-herpetic, and broad-spectrum antivirals
  • Azoles, nuclenucleoside analog, polyenes, and echinocandin