Chapter 2: Microorganisms: Friend and Foe

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Microorganisms: Friend and Foe

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What are antibiotics? What precautions must be taken while taking antibiotics?

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The medicines which kill or stop the growth of the disease-causing microorganisms are called antibiotics. The antibiotics should be taken only on the advice of a qualified doctor. We must complete the course of antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor otherwise the drug becomes less effective when you needed it future. The beneficial bacteria present in our body might kill if we take unnecessarily take antibiotics.


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