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What is antimicrobial resistance?

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Antimicrobial resistance, as previously discussed, is the tendency of microorganisms to develop protective mechanisms against antimicrobial medications – rendering them ineffective during future utilizations and restricting the available drugs that can be used for certain conditions. Although it is slowly becoming apparent that antimicrobial resistance is being given more and more attention in the medical field, doing our part in the community is likewise a crucial factor in ensuring that no antibiotic medications are used unnecessarily or improperly. Considering the current rate of resistance and the subsequent rate of medication development, safety measures must be utilized to avoid shortages or, worse, the absence of any viable medication for the increasingly severe conditions we consistently encounter.


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