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Clinical Microbiology C453
Introduction: Antibiotics were created to prevent growth or destroy different types of bacteria. Certain antibiotics can have what is called selective toxicity. Selective toxicity is when the antibiotic kills off the microbial cells but the host cells are not harmed. This is important because in the body there are good bacteria and bad bacteria, when being treated with an antibiotic you do not want to kill off all of your good bacteria. A huge benefit of broad-spectrum antibiotics is that they do not target a certain bacteria, they are effective on a large range of bacterias. Narrow-spectrum antibiotics are beneficial when you are trying to target a certain bacteria, they defend again that specific bacteria.
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