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Problem: Which of the following will happen after a person takes an antibiotic orally?a) The growth of normal flora will be inhibited.b) The growth of pathogens will be inhibited.c) Opportunistic microorganisms such as antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus will become established.d) all of the above

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Antibiotic: medicine that inhibits the growth or destroys bacteria; usually does not discriminate between pathogenic bacteria and microflora

• Misuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic-resistant strains

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Which of the following will happen after a person takes an antibiotic orally?

a) The growth of normal flora will be inhibited.

b) The growth of pathogens will be inhibited.

c) Opportunistic microorganisms such as antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus will become established.

d) all of the above

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