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
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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