Science / Biology / Antibiotics: Substances produced by some microorganisms, plants, and vertebrates that kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria.

Beta-Lactam Antibiotics

Health / Disease / Beta-Lactam Antibiotics: A broad class of antibiotics which include penicillin and its derivatives. They are the most widely used group of antibiotics available. MORE


Health / Disease / Vancomycin: An antibiotic used in the treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria. It has traditionally been reserved as a drug of 'last resort', used only after treatment with other antibiotics had MORE


Health / Disease / MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It has evolved an ability to survive treatment with beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillin, methicillin, and cephalosporins. MRSA is often re MORE


Health / Disease / Antibiotic: A chemical substance that kills or suppresses the growth of microorganisms. Antibiotics are designed to be taken to cure disease. MORE

Gas Gangrene

Health / Disease / Gas Gangrene: A very unpleasant way to die. Gas gangrene is a deadly bacterial infection usually caused by Clostridium bacteria that produces gas within tissues. Before the invention of antibiotics this was the fat MORE

Antibiotic Resistance

Science / Biology / Antibiotic Resistance: Tendency of certain bacteria to develop a resistance to commonly over-used antibiotics. MORE