Uses of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are drugs that either kill bacteria or stop their growth. Antibiotics are powerful, important drugs in the war against infectious disease, but how do they work? What is antibiotic resistance? How big is this problem? What is causing it, and how do we fight back? We will explore these questions in this discussion below. You should spend about 2 hours on this assignment. Instructions Choose one of the following antibiotics to focus on and answer the questions below. Here are your choice for antibiotics: cephalosporins, macrolides, fluoroquinolones, tetracycline, aminoglycosides, penicillins. 1. Answer these questions about your chosen antibiotic: How does it kill bacteria? Is your antibiotic selectively toxic? How could a bacteria become resistant to your antibiotic? What are some actions that we, as a society, can take to limit antibiotic resistance? Initial discussion posts should be a minimum length of 150 words.

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