The Development of Antibiotic Resistance Term Paper by Nicky

A brief look at the development of antibiotic resistance in humans.
# 145847 | 779 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2010 in Medical and Health (General) , Biology (General)

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The paper provides a general overview of specific strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the causes and the effects of antibiotic resistance. The paper explains how mutations and the overuse of antibiotics contributes greatly to antibiotic resistance, and describes how the MRSA form of staph is resistant to antibiotics.

Antibiotic Resistance Development

From the Paper:

"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention antibiotics or antimicrobial drugs are drugs that fight infections that occur as a result of bacteria. The CDC explains that once antibiotic resistance takes place the bacteria or other microbes has become resistant to the curing effects of the antibiotic. This simply means that antibiotics that were once used to cure bacterial infections no longer work. The CDC further explains that bacterial change is what leads to decreasing or completely destroying the capacity of the drug to work. In fact once a bacterium becomes resistant to antibiotics it continues to multiply and make the condition worse for the patient."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About Antibiotic Resistance. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved February 20, 2009 from;
  • "Antimicrobial (Drug) Resistance". NAID. Retrieved February 20, 2009 from;
  • Brown G., Layton D.F. (2008) Resistance economics: social cost and theevolution of antibiotic resistance. Environment and Development Economics. 1 (3) :349-355
  • Community-Associated Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infection (CA-MRSA). CRS - Adult Health Advisor, 1/1/2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009 from;
  • MRSA Infection". The MAYO Clinic. Retrieved February 20, 2009 from;

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