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How antibiotics work


What are antibiotics? How do antibiotics work?


एंटीबायोटिक को आप कितना जानते हैं? [Learn about Antibiotics]


The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance


How Much Are Antibiotics Used in Your Meat?

An antibiotic is a type of antimicrobial substance active against bacteria and is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections. Antibiotic medications are widely used in the treatment and prevention of such infections. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. A limited number of antibiotics also possess antiprotozoal activity. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza; drugs which inhibit viruses are termed antiviral drugs or antivirals rather than antibiotics.
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