Essays Tagged: "antibiotics"

Testing antibotics on bacteria

IntroductionProblemTo determine the effect of ten different antibiotics on two different types of bacteria. I will test six antibiotics on Escherichia coli, and ... tively than the others.RationaleI feel that this experiment is valid because it shows how different antibiotics react to different types of bacteria. It also points out the fact that not all antibioti ... veness against the tubercle bacillus. Between 1945 and 1960, a systematic search was carried on for antibiotics derived from bacteria and molds found all over the world. Many hundreds of antibiotics w ...

(5 pages) 112 1 3.4 Mar/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Plasmid Fusion and PCR

utside of the main chromosome. Their main purpose is to code enzymes that digestantibiotic enzymes. Antibiotics are chemicals that kill bacteria or interfere with theirgrowth or metabolism. Cells that ...

(5 pages) 64 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


AntibioticsAn antibiotic, is defined to be a drug produced by certain microbes. Most doctors use ant ... ug produced by certain microbes. Most doctors use antibiotics to help fight the germs in a patient. Antibiotics are obtained from plants, fungi, air, water, soil, just about anything on earth. Antibio ... ics kill and attack the germ or virus in the body, but do not hurt the human cells, ordinarily. The antibiotics are used to treat many various types of diseases, such as tuberculosis, syphilis, and se ...

(4 pages) 89 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


getting started: It consumes more people each year. There is no known treatment for it either, only antibiotics to slow the reproduction of the virus.HIV is passed from one person to another by bodily ...

(3 pages) 47 0 1.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Why is beer better than milk?

Dairy products are loaded with fat and cholesterol, are frequently contaminated which chemicals and antibiotics, are linked to diabetes, certain cancers, and many other sicknesses, and are even though ... many other sicknesses, and are even thought to cause osteoporosis.Beer does not contain hormones or antibiotics, while milk contains a wide array of pesticides, antibiotics, BGH and IGF-1, drugs both ...

(1 pages) 150 7 3.1 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

All about Pneumonia

eath!Before 1936 Pneumonia was the number one cause of death in the US! Since then with the help of antibiotics, Pneumonia is now only the sixth leading cause of death. But still this is VERRY high!Ca ... e4. If your suffering from other illnesses5. Your ageIn the young and healthy, early treatment with antibiotics and lots of rest can cure all types except for viral Pneumonia which there is no known c ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria

For about 50 years, antibiotics have been the answer to many bacterial infections.Antibiotics are chemical substances th ... t killersduring wartime - infected wounds. It was the beginning of the antibiotic era. But just whenantibiotics were being mass produced, bacteria started to evolve and became resistant to thesemedici ... . One cause of resistance couldbe drug abuse. There are people who believe that when they get sick, antibiotics are the answer.The more times you use a drug, the more it will decrease the effect it ha ...

(3 pages) 134 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bacterial Growth

good luck noneBiology II1996The Effects of Antibiotics on Bacterial GrowthBacteria are the most common and ancient microorganisms on earth. Mos ... r to inhibit their growth and reproduction. The most common form of bacteria fighting medicines are antibiotics. Antibiotics carry out the action which their Greek origin suggests: anti meaning agains ... s without causing damage to the host. The results of his experimentation began the study and use of antibiotics to fight bacteria.Antibiotics are classified in various ways. They can be arranged accor ...

(5 pages) 135 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lassa Fever

every antibiotic they had on store in the town's Church of the Brethren Mission Hospital. But, the antibiotics did nothing. Her fever escalated, she was severely dehydrated and blotches, hemorrhages, ...

(4 pages) 42 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diseases and the Immune System.

etimes the body needs help as it is unable to combat the disease and this is when doctors prescribe antibiotics and other medicationsHow bacteria and viruses enter the human body.There are a number of ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bacterial Resistance.

s, caused by mutated bacteria.Normal and mutated bacteria can replicate at an astounding rate. Most antibiotics can destroy the normal bacteria, but leaves the mutated bacteria unharmed. Mutant bacter ... in hospitals. This causes many patients to be stricken with these Super Bugs that are resistant to antibiotics. This leaves a painful and often fatal outcome for these patients. The mutated bacteria ...

(3 pages) 62 0 2.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


ost commonly prescribed penicillin-like drugs used today are analogues of Ampicillin.Like the other antibiotics in the Penicillin family, Ampicillin works by inhibiting synthesis of products used for ...

(1 pages) 30 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Staphylococcus studies.

he most common being skin infections. Most of these infections are minor and can be treated without antibiotics. Such minor infections of Staphylococcus are skin infections, bone infections, and pneum ... dren and adults who have common infections," that may have once been able to be treated easily with antibiotics. The use of antibiotics encourages the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Bac ...

(6 pages) 59 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Administering different antibiotics to Streptococcus salivarius will prohibit growth at different rates.

ol year. The investigation was conducted to prove the following hypothesis: Administering different antibiotics to Streptococcus salivarius will prohibit growth at different rates.Antibiotics are subs ... wth of microorganisms. Bacteria manufacture substances to inhibit or kill other microbes. Stated in Antibiotics and Disinfectants, "some antibiotics are used widely therapeutically but some are also t ...

(5 pages) 43 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This is an example of a case study done on a nursing home resident with dementia. Includes physical assessment data

medication and needing assistance when toileting. Her code status is a DNR, comfort measures only. Antibiotics for infections are ok, but no feeding tubes or IV fluids. She has full upper and partial ...

(12 pages) 338 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This essay is about Meningitis. It Has answers to everthing you need to know about meningitis its effects, causes, giving very in depth infromation.

l meningitis, it is also important to know which type of bacteria is causing the meningitis because antibiotics can prevent some types from spreading and infecting other people. Before the 1990s, Haem ... s, and can kill in 24 hours. However Bacterial meningitis can be treated with a number of effective antibiotics. It is important, however, that treatment be started early in the course of the disease. ...

(4 pages) 84 2 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics

The Use and Abuse of AntibioticsAntibiotics (Greek for against (anti) life (biotic)) are drugs that are capable of killin ... emical substances produced by living organisms such as bacteria (Bacillus) and fungi (Penicillium), antibiotics have been given the name of "miracle drug" because of its wide uses over the last two ce ... ses over the last two centuries.Although never frequently utilized or understood, the principles of antibiotics date back to the pre-historic times when plants would be used to get rid of diseases sel ...

(6 pages) 99 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Our Lives, What Will It Be Like?

here was no air conditioning, no telephone network, no radio, no television, no rocket, no jets, no antibiotics, no copiers, and entertainment companies were still trying to master the silent film ind ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


for more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and 80% of gastric ulcers, people can be given the appropriate antibiotics to successfully get rid of the infection. The purpose of this paper is to inform people ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Discuss the control of nosocomail infections

Online). Furthermore, increased multi-resistant organisms, which are bacteria resistant to numerous antibiotics is another significant concern for health professionals (Adams & Harvey 1995).Accord ...

(9 pages) 236 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases