antiseptics and antibiotics

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Defence against invasion
Physical barriers-stop pathogens getting into the body. Chemical defences-using chemicals to help kill pathogens before they can harm us.
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Chemical barrier that produces tears containing lysosymes which kill microbes
Eyes
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Physical barrier in the nose, throat and lungs that traps microorganisms
Mucus
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Chemical barrier in stomach that kills microorganisms
Hydrochloric acid
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Physical barrier in nose that filters dust and pathogens
Hairs
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Physical barrier that if the skin is cut, the blood clots, stopping pathogens getting in
Scab
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Physical barrier that forms a protective wall
Skin
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Antiseptics
Chemical substances that can be applied to the body's surface to kill microorganisms. Plant's defend themselves by producing antibacterial substances.
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Antibiotics
Kill or prevent growth of bacteria and some fungi inside the body. Those that affect bacteria are called antibacterials (eg. penicillin), Those that affect fungi are called antifungals (eg. nystatin). Antibiotics don't kill viruses.
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Antibiotic resistance
All bacteria have variation, some are more resistant that others. Antibiotics will kill some bacteria but resistant bacteria will be unharmed. When you feel well you stop taking your antibiotics, meaning bacteria left are not killed.
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