What are antibiotics and what are they used for?

2015-11-16 10:59
 
What are antibiotics and what are they used for?
1#
2015-11-16
It's a strong medicine that's used to cure sicknesses.
2#
2015-11-16
They kill bacteria. That's where their name comes from anti- is against and biotics means life. Antibiotics works against living things that are causing illness or infection.
3#
2015-11-16
Antibiotics are chemical substances that can be derived from a mold or bacterium. Penicillin and streptomycin are good examples of antibiotics. They perform the medicinal function of killing bacteria in our bodies.
4#
2015-11-16
They are drugs and are meant to kill bacteria and infections!
5#
2015-11-16
They kill bacteria, but don't kill viruses.

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