And how did those few bacteria get their antibiotic resistance?
Same way humans do. It is a well known fact in medicine that continued use of a drug for a long time will lead to loss of its effectiveness in the individual. That is why people with long lived problems have to change their medications frequently and cannot stay on just one for their lifetimes even though they may at first be effective.
Same way humans do. It is a well known fact in medicine that continued use of a drug for a long time will lead to loss of its effectiveness in the individual.
So gore3000 is actually suggesting that after exposure to a lethal agent, the bacteria will just develop a 'tolerance' to it and stop dying when exposed? Is gore3000 actually comparing the process by which a strain of single-celled organisms becomes resistant to antibiotics with a significantly larger-scale multicellular organism?
posted on 05/02/2003 12:53:34 AM PDT
(Sometimes I doubt your committment to Sparkle Motion!)
Antibiotic resistance is hereditary. Reduced drug effectiveness is not.
posted on 05/02/2003 2:20:27 AM PDT
(Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.)
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