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Antibiotics

Antibiotics

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Published by: Muhammed Faruk Aghok on Aug 17, 2011
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By : MuhammedFarukAghok
 
What Are Antibiotics ?
T
he word
antibiotic
comes from theGreek
anti
meaning 'against' and
bios
meaning 'life' (abacterium is a life form).' Antibiotics are also known asantibacterials, and they are drugs used to treatinfections caused by bacteria. Bacteria are tiny organisms that can sometimes cause illness to humansand animals.
T
he singular word for bacteria isbacterium.
 
Antibiotics cont.
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 Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria.
y
Bacteria can cause infectionssuch asstrep throat,ear infections,urinary tractinfections, andsinusinfections (sinusitis).

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