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Lymphatic System

Specific Defenses

How do antibiotics destroy an infection?

Antibiotics function by weakening the cell wall, or interfering with the protein synthesis or RNA synthesis of the bacterial cell. For example, penicillin weakens the cell wall to the point that the internal pressure causes the cell to swell and eventually burst. Various antibiotics are more effective against different bacteria.



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