Asked in Medication and DrugsBiologyAntibiotics
Medication and Drugs
What type of adaptation develops quickly in bacteria that are antibiotic resistant?
Asked in Health
Why is bacterial antibiotic resistance a major health concern?
Bacteria live almost everywhere. Our body can co-exist with many kinds called 'healthy bacteria', while we can also fight off many unhealthy bacteria and maintain our well being with our normal immune system. When a bacteria develops resistance to antibiotics; often because it is exposed to an antibiotic but not enough to completely kill it off -- like when someone takes some of their medicine, but doesn't finish it because they start to feel better, or because it is a very common bacteria and antibiotic soap is used all the time until a bacteria comes along or changes so that it can resist it, then our system has a much harder time killing it off and the options we have for treating it become fewer and fewer. Flesh eating disease is one example of a bacteria that has become antibiotic resistant. Many people die or become horribly disfigured by the spread of resistant bacteria before their system overcomes it, or a suitable treatment is found.
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Antibiotics
What would happen if you stopped antibiotics in the middle of the course treatment?
Why would not taking the entire course of antibiotics be counter productive in the treatments of any infection?
Asked in Lakes and Rivers
A stream pattern develops on lands underlain by alternating bands of resistant and less-resistant rock?
Asked in Birds
Feathers wings and the hollow bones of birds are examples of?
Asked in Genetics, Biochemistry
Why do you think the zygote is dormant for some time in a fertilized ovule?
What are some connections between Lewis Carroll's works and chemistry?
Lewis Carroll actually primarily wrote textbooks on mathematics and logic. In Through the Looking-Glass the Red Queen tells Alice that 'You have to keep running to stay in the same place'. At the time she meant it literally, however I have heard the phrase used to describe the development of antibiotics (which is really more Biology than Chemistry). The idea being that whenever a new antibiotic is developed a new strain of bacteria resistant to the new antibiotic quickly develops. Hence you have to keep making new antibiotics to 'stay in the same place'.
Asked in Cattle Reproduction
If a cow develops increased fur during cold weather is that genetics or environment?
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Antibiotics
What is the difference between an antibiotic and a vaccine?
Asked in Microbiology, Taxonomy, Biochemistry, Bacteria
Are you born with bacteria?
Asked in Dragonflies, Biology
Describe the active and inactive stages of bacteria?
Definition A spore is a reproductive cell produced by certain fungi, plants (moss, ferns), and some bacteria. Certain bacteria make spores as a defensive mechanism. Bacterial spores have thick walls and are very resistant to high temperatures, humidity, and other unfavorable conditions. The bacteria Clostridia form spores that cause gas gangrene and antibiotic-associated colitis. Information Chemical disinfection kills bacteria, but does not destroy their spores. Sterilization destroys spores as well as bacteria, and requires high temperatures and high pressures. In health-care settings, sterilization is usually accomplished using a device called an autoclave. Reviewed By Review Date: 08/05/2011 David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
How do an organism's adaptations help it survive?
Organisms develops & adapts according to natural environment to survive. This adaptation process is not a single day.month or a years process. It can take many years & centuries. This adaptation makes Organisms survive in even extreme conditions. Adaptation is not just limited to Physical changes in body structure there can be behavioral changes also. The good example of adaptation are Chameleons. Some of their developments such as long tongue & expandable tail are examples of their well adaptation.
Asked in Microbiology
What types bacteria in urine?
Asked in Health, Medication and Drugs
Why does drug resistance develop so rapidly in a population of bacteria?
Asked in Spiders
What antibiotics can you take for a spider bite?
Most of the time, none. A spider bite is a toxic irritant, which no antibiotic will help. If no secondary infection develops at the site (rare) there is no need for antibiotics. An antibiotic (with no infection) is a foolish waste of time. An antihistamine (like Benadryl) can be very helpful, though. And cortisone ointment can be very helpful.
Asked in Biology
How does a natural killer cell defend the body against infection?
Asked in Fruits and Vegetables
After fertilization the develops into a seed and the develops into a fruit?