How have antibiotic changed the quality of life for humans over the past century ?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    The discovery of antibiotics greatly improved the quality of human life in the twentieth century. Antibiotics are drugs such as penicillin (pronounced pen-ih-SILL-in) and streptomycin (pronounced strep-toe-MY-sin) used to fight infections and infectious diseases caused by bacteria. Antibiotic drugs are made from living organisms such as fungi, molds, and certain soil bacteria that are harmful to disease-causing bacteria. Antibiotics can also be produced synthetically (artificially) or combined with natural substances to form semisynthetic antibiotics. These compounds work against strains of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics.

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    They've saved the lives of over 3 billion of us and made the world a more crowded, less sustainable place..........

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Really? I mean, if you can't think this through, maybe you shouldn't be studying biology. The answer is profoundly straightforward. 

    What do antibiotics do? What does an untreated infection do? Hmm it's hard one, that's for true. 

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