Antibiotics - with protein growth and thus cease bacterial...

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ANTIBIOTICS EVERYDAY SCIENCE PRESENTATION # 02 Ayesha Belal.
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What are Antibiotics? Live organism, Compound or substance that kills or slows  down the growth of bacteria.   Anti-bacterial  (synonym)  Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed  medications in modern medicine. Antibiotics cure disease  by killing or injuring bacteria.  Most antibiotics come from the bacteria or fungi that live 
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BACKGROUND  The first antibiotic was  penicillin discovered accidentally from a  mould culture.  Antibiotics are produced when  micro-organisms are used for the  production of complex organic  compounds.  Although there are well over 100  antibiotics, the majority come  from only a few types of drugs. 
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How do Antibiotics works? Antibiotics attack bacteria in a variety of ways. Some disrupt bacterial reproduction and some interfere 
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Unformatted text preview: with protein growth and thus cease bacterial growth. BACTERIOSTATIC- those that stop bacteria from reproducing. BACTERIOCIDAL- those that kill the bacterial cells. SIDE EFFECTS Antibiotics may have side effects. Some common effects are: Mild stomach upset Vomiting Severe watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps Allergic reaction (shortness of breath, hives, swelling of your lips, face, or tongue, fainting) Antibiotic Resistance When an antibiotic is used long enough, bacteria will emerge that cannot be killed by that antibiotic. Antibiotic overuse. This includes the common practice of Antibiotics- Dangerous or Safe? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiZJMTjd_54&fe...
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