structural interpretation of metronidazole structure
Metronidazole belongs to the drugs of the 5–nitroimidazole group (5–NIMZ). These are highly active broad-spectrum antimicrobial drugs for the systemic treatment of infections caused by obligate anaerobic bacteria and a number of infectious diseases caused by protozoa. In addition, 5-NIMZ are also active against individual representatives of facultative anaerobes (microaerophils) and, accordingly, are effective in the clinic for infections caused by these microorganisms. 5-NIMZ-synthetic, low-molecular-weight compounds containing a nitro group (NO2) at position 5 of the imidazole cycle.