In this video, Dr. Sunil Gupta, Additional Director, NCDC, will talk whether the antibiotic are same as antimicrobial. There are some differences between the two terms mentioned. Antibiotic means a substance produced by one microorganism, it can be a bacteria or a fungus and it is active against another microorganism. Dr. Sunil will discuss the difference between the two with examples. Antimicrobials is a broad term. Antibiotic can be an antimicrobial but all antimicrobials are not antibiotics. Antimicrobials means any chemical substance which has got inhibitory properties against bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. It can be produced by microorganisms or synthesized.
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