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#15 Additive and Synergistic Effects of Antibiotics

goal of antibiotic combination therapy
a) reduce the incidence of antibiotic resistance b) allow lower does of antibiotics to be used c) enhance agents antibacterial activity
additive effect
overall effect of the antibiotic combination is no greater than the sum of individual antibiotics(own zone)
synergistic effect
overall effect of antibiotic combination is greater than the sum of the individual antibiotics.(zones merge)