Antibiotics have played a major role in our society thanks to Sir
Alexander Fleming's careful observations in 1928. Without it, many lives
would be in danger due to infectious diseases.
Antibiotics are chemical substances produced by various species of
microorganisms and other living systems that are capable in small
concentrations of inhibiting the growth of or killing bacteria and other
microorganisms. These organisms can be bacteria, viruses, fungi, or
animals called protozoa. A particular group of
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the near future.
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