What are Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials, and they are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

While there are many different types of antibiotics, they fall into one of two categories: bactericidal and bacteriostatic. A bactericidal antibiotic kills bacteria, either by interfering with the formation of the bacterium’s cell wall or its cell contents. An example of this is penicillin. A bacteriostatic antibiotic stops bacteria from multiplying.

How do Antibiotics treat?

An antibiotic is used for a bacterial infection. They target only bacteria – they do not attack other organisms, such as fungi or viruses.

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