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Q.9 What are antibiotics? What precautions must be taken while taking antibiotics?

Answer :

Chemical agents that kill or stop the growth of disease-causing microorganisms are called antibiotics.
It is a type of antimicrobial substance that is active against bacteria.
It is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections, and antibiotic medications are widely used in the treatment and prevention of such infections.
They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria.
They are either produced in nature by soil bacteria and fungi or are synthesized artificially using the products obtained from bacteria and fungi by the process of fermentation.

Antibiotics should be taken under the supervision of a well-qualified doctor.
One must complete the course prescribed by the doctor.
They should be taken in the right amount and at the right time as prescribed.

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