antibiotic resistance word

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Ricky S. DeFrates-3 rd Antibiotic Resistance-RD -1 Ever since sickness and disease have been around the human population, people have tried many various ways to ward off infections. These methods range from voodoo and spells, to simple home remedies. In recent times, with the increasing knowledge of medicine, antibiotics have been created to put an end to bacterial infections that plague the body. One problem posed by antibiotics is that due to misuse, antibiotic resistance is rising, allowing people to not have a way to fight off antibiotic resistant infections. An antibiotic is a medication that can kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria (Tuttle 172). Antibiotic drugs were originally prepared from molds and fungi, but today they are prepared synthetically. They fight infection when the body has been invaded by harmful bacteria, or when the bacteria in the body begins to multiply uncontrollably (Ashby and Turkington 9). Some antibiotics, such as the penicillins, are bactericidal, meaning that they work by killing bacteria. They do this by interfering with the formation of the cell walls or cell contents of the bacteria. Other antibiotics are bacteriostatic, meaning that they work by stopping bacteria multiplying (Antibiotics. How do antibiotics work?). Although bacteria are single-celled organisms, viruses are far simpler, consisting of one
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