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What is meant by the term ‘broad spectrum antibiotics’ ? Explain.

What is meant by the term ‘broad spectrum antibiotics’ ? Explain.

Grade:11

1 Answers

Aarti Gupta
askIITians Faculty 300 Points
6 years ago
Antibiotics are the chemical substances which are produced by micro-organisms like bacteria,fungi and molds that can inhibit the growth or even destroy other micro-organisms.For ex- Penicillin
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are the medicines which are effective against several different types of harmful micro -organisms.For ex-tetracycline,chloramphenicol etc.Chloramphenicol is used in typhoid,dysentery,acute fever and in certain form of urinary infections.

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