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Chapter 9: Drugs for Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Infections

Possible adverse effects of penicillin include which of the following?

A. Hypersensitivity reaction

B. GI distress

C. Nausea/vomiting

D. All of the above

Antibacterial drugs work in a variety of ways. Which one of the following is not a way in which these drugs work?

A. Inhibiting cell wall synthesis

B. Inhibiting prostaglandin release

C. Inhibiting protein synthesis

D. Inhibiting DNA/RNA function

Bacterial resistance can occur from all of the following except:

A. Certain strains of bacteria enzymatically destroying the antibacterial drug.

B. Noncompliance by the athlete in taking the full course of the drug.

C. Bacterial evolution.

D. Combining anti-inflammatories with antibiotics.

Which of the following adverse effects is quickly noticed in a reaction to antibiotics?

A. Fever

B. Tinnitus

C. Skin rash

D. Dizziness

The cephalosporins are a class of:

A. Antibiotics

B. Synthetic hormones

C. Anti-inflammatories

D. Antivirals

Bactericidal antibiotics are so classified because their mission is to:

A. Kill and destroy bacteria

B. Limit the growth or proliferation of bacteria

C. Cause death to the host organism

D. Limit the DNA production of the cell

An antiviral drug's mechanism of action is usually:

A. Cell wall destruction

B. Inhibition of DNA activity

C. Stopping of cellular activity

D. Bactericidal

Vaccines inhibit viral infections from becoming active in the human body is through the use of:


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