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What is meant by the term ‘broad spectrum antibiotics’ ? Explain.

16.9   What is meant by the term ‘broad spectrum antibiotics’ ? Explain.

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Broad-spectrum antibiotics-

The range of bacteria that are affected by certain antibiotics has expressed a spectrum of its action.
Antibiotics which kill/inhibit a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria are said to be broad-spectrum antibiotics. Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic.


It can be used for the treatment of typhoid, dysentery, acute fever, pneumonia, and certain types of urinary infection.
 

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