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Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science


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Preface vii Part I Characteristics of microorganisms Chapter 1 The microbial world 3 Chapter 2 Handling and growing microorganisms 11 Chapter 3 Bacterial structure and function 21 Chapter 4 Mycology: the study of fungi 33 Chapter 5 Protozoa 43 Chapter 6 Viruses and viral infections 49 Chapter 7 Characteristics of other microorganisms and infectious agents 57 Part II Microorganisms and the treatment of infections Chapter 8 Infection and immunity 65 Chapter 9 The selection and use of antibiotics 79 Chapter 10 Antibacterial antibiotics 87 Chapter 11 Antifungal agents 95 Chapter 12 Antiviral agents 103 Chapter 13 Antibiotic resistance 117 Chapter 14 Antibiotic stewardship 127 Part III Microorganisms and the manufacture of medicines Chapter 15 Bioburdens: counting, detecting and identifying microorganisms 137 Chapter 16 Antiseptics, disinfectants and preservatives 149 Chapter 17 The manufacture of medicines: product contamination and preservation 161 Chapter 18 The design of sterilization processes 175 Chapter 19 Sterilization methods 183 Chapter 20 The use of microorganisms in the manufacture of medicines 197 Index 209

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Geoffrey Hanlon and Norman Hodges School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, UK


As a quick review for budding pharmaceutical chemists whoare learning pharmaceutical microbiology, this book could beuseful. It is generally well written and presents a brief outlineof the topics that it seeks to cover. (Doody s, 21 June 2013)

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