Explain the following and give one example for each : (3 marks)
(i) Broad spectrum antibiotics
(i) Broad spectrum antibiotics : Antibiotics which kill or inhibit a wide range of Gram-positive
and Gram-negative bacteria are called broad spectrum antibiotics.
Example : Chloro-amphical.
(ii) Antipyretics : Chemicals, which are used to bring down the body temperature during high
fever, are called antipyretics
Example : Paracetamol, Aspirin etc.
(iii) Anti-oxidants : Those molecules, which inhibit the oxidation of other molecules, are called
Example : Thiols, Ascorbic acid etc.