What exactly are antibiotics, and how do they work?

When was the first antibiotic developed, and what happened next?

Stars Insider

29/01/24 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Medicine

The introduction of antibiotics into clinical use was arguably the greatest medical breakthrough of the 20th century. Used extensively to treat or prevent a range of bacterial infections including meningitis and bacteraemia, antibiotics serve as an essential ally in the fight against serious illness. But they are not suitable for everything. So, what exactly are antibiotics, and how do they work?

Click through and find out how these antimicrobial substances were developed, and what they are effective against.

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