what is an antibiotic and how does it’s work?

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what is an antibiotic and how does it’s work?

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Antibiotics are medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply.

An antibiotic is a substance which are toxic to bacteria but not so toxic to humans or other animals. Bacteria cells is very different from cells of larger organisms so there are a lot of these substances which are toxic to bacteria.

Antibiotics are basically drugs effective on killing bacteria. It goes into your bloodstream as a molecule aiming for particular organ or infecting bacteria. And it works only for Bacterial infection, which isn’t so bad unless it reaches brain or some important organ.

Antibiotics are medicines that help stop infections caused by bacteria. They do this by killing the bacteria or by keeping them from copying themselves or reproducing.

So this doesn’t really have an ELI5 answer because there are multiple different types of antibiotics that use different mechanisms of attack.

In general an antibiotic is just a chemical substance that can harm or inhibit bacteria. The mechanism can range from just slowing the growth of the bacteria, to introducing toxic substances to the bacteria, to penetrating the cell wall causing the bacteria to lyse and dien