Antibiotics and infectious diseases

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Who discovered antibiotics?
Alexander Fleming
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What are antibiotics used for?
Killing microbes inside the body
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What type of organism produces antibiotics?
Moulds and fungi
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What is a microbe?
A single-celled organism that is too small to see with the naked eye
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What is antiseptic used for?
Killing microbes on the skin
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How does our skin protect us from microbes?
It acts as a barrier, and sweat discourages bacterial growth
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How is the stomach adapted to kill microbes?
It is extremely acidic and the bacteria cannot survive
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What are toxins?
Waste products produced by pathogens, that make you feel ill
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What symptoms would a rise in temperature cause?
Headache, sweating, sore throat, thirst
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Apart from producing antibodies, how do white blood cells protect us from disease?
They eat and digest pathogens, and some make antitoxins
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