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B1 1.6 Using Drugs to Treat Disease

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Using Drugs to Treat Disease

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B1 1.6 Using Drugs to Treat Disease

  1. 1. Using Drugs to Treat Disease Biology
  2. 2. Key Points • Some medicines relieve the symptoms of disease but do not kill the pathogens which cause it. • Antibiotics do not destroy virus because viruses reproduce inside the cells. It is difficult to develop drugs that can destroy viruses without damaging your body cells. • Antibiotics cure bacterial diseases by killing the bacteria inside your body.

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