action. The distinction may be important for the treatment of serious, life-threatening infections, particularly if the natural defense mechanisms of the host are either deficient or overwhelmed by the infection. In such situations, a bactericidal agent is obviously indicated. Much work remains to be done in this area, and as mechanisms of action are revealed, the development of improved structural analogs of effective antibiotics probably will continue to increase.
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