Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial agents
Antimicrobial has a vital role in killing the microorganisms by reducing their growth and metabolic activities. Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against bacteria, virus and fungus. They suppress virus, bacteria or fungus and its ability to replicate and, hence, inhibit its capability to multiply and reproduce. An antibiotic is given for the treatment of an infection caused by bacteria. Antibacterial is the most commonly described as agents used to disinfect surfaces and eliminate potentially harmful bacteria.