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Elishbah Amer

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Transcript of Antibiotics

Can treat many infections such as strep throat, tonsillitis, and sinusitis.
Is able to save lives as well as treating cancer by the killing of human cells
Only a few side effects
Cost-effective and affordable
Small amounts of antibiotics are also used to stimulate animal’s growth.

Back to the Disadvantages
Some are extremely allergic to antibiotics and It may be difficult to find a suitable medication
Drug-resistant bacteria: if you do not take the full dose of an antibiotic, it only kills some of the bacteria in your system and can make the rest antibiotic-resistant, which means antibiotics may not work as well for you in the future, as mentioned earlier.
Potential side effects: while many antibiotics have few side effects, some can trigger nasty problems such as digestion issues, discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, and sensitivity to light.
Super Bugs...
Super bugs are bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics, and they make it difficult to treat or cure infections that once were easily treated. Therefore, the antibiotic has lost its ability to control or kill bacterial growth. The bacteria can grow even in a sea of antibiotics because the antibiotic doesn't touch nor effect them.
Elishbah Amer
Minami Horie

People are continually misusing antibiotics. They're supposed to be used to combat bacteria, not viruses. The common cold is a virus. Any time you use an antibiotic when it's not needed, you're pushing antibiotic resistance ahead. People are misusing them in their homes. They may have a stockpile they've saved, and think taking an antibiotic will help them with a cold. They're not helping their cold, and they're propagating resistance.

Why else are they spreading?
are drugs that can destroy, prevent or slow down the growth of bacteria and cure infections. White blood cells found in the body's immune system can usually cope with and destroy bacteria before it multiplies and causes symptoms. There are occasions, however, when the immune system is to weak to destroy bacteria, the help of
is therefore needed.

Antibiotics target micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and parasites. However, they are not effective against viruses.
What are Antibiotics?
This is because viruses rely on a host cell or a human cell as they do not carry out many metabolic processes themselves. Therefore, it is impossible to harm the virus without harming the human cells. Thus, antibiotics cannot be used to treat viruses.

Lets have a look at some advantages and disadvantages...

Super Bug
but is that an advantage
wait what?
Thank you for listening
Small amounts of antibiotics are also used to stimulate animal’s growth.
So How Do Antibiotics Work?
Antibiotics work by blocking vital processes in bacteria, killing the bacteria, or stopping them from multiplying. This helps the body's natural immune system to fight the bacterial infection. For example many antibiotics, including penicillin, work by attacking the cell wall of bacteria. Specifically, the drug prevents the bacteria from synthesizing a molecule in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the wall with the strength it needs to survive in the human body.
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