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Chloramphenicol: what it is and how it acts

Chloramphenicol is a drug belonging to the group of antibiotics or antimicrobials. Its mechanism of action consists of inhibiting or deactivating certain functions performed by some bacteria (fundamentally participating in the mechanisms involved in protein synthesis). In this way, the bacteria fail to produce the proteins necessary to maintain their biological cycle and die as a result of abnormal development. Applications of chloramphenicol Among the bacteria affected by chloramphenicol, we can include those belonging to the genus Salmonella (causing salmonellosis and typhoid fever). Likewise, it affects bacteria of the Rickettsia genus

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