Antibiotics: large molecules that needs time to be absorbed
: only works on actively-dividing bacteria, and not pre-existing bacteria
Why must most antibiotics be given some time to take effect on a disease-causing population of bacteria?
A. Quick regeneration time of disease-causing bacteria cells allows antibiotic resistance to be transferred during the beginning of treatment.
B. All three answer choices are correct.
C. Most antibiotics are large molecules and, therefore, take a considerable amount of time to reach the location of the disease-causing population in the body.
D. Most antibiotics do not work on existing bacteria, so one must wait until the original disease-causing cells die off. Prokaryotes can live for several days.
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