CSP: substances produced by microorganisms or biomimetics that can inhibit or suppress the growth of other microorganisms; frequently used without reference to the microbial origins of the original substance.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight <a href=''>bacterial infections</a>. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there. </p><p>Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as<ul> <li>Colds </li> <li>Flu </li> <li>Most coughs and bronchitis </li> <li>Sore throats, unless caused by strep </li></ul></p><p>If a virus is making you sick, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will be able to resist them. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure. </p><p>When you take antib

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