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All the following are antimicrobials, except:


A

Antibiotics

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B

Antivirals

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C

Antifungals

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D

Antipyretics

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Solution

The correct option is D

Antipyretics


The correct option is D.

Explanation of the correct answer:

  1. Antimicrobials are substances that kill and stop the growth of infectious microorganisms that enter our bodies.
  2. They kill fungi, viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.
  3. Antipyretics are medicines that reduce fever.
  4. They don't destroy any microorganisms in the body hence they are not considered antimicrobials.

Explanation of the incorrect options:

Option A:

  1. Antibiotics are medicines that are taken to fight bacterial infections.
  2. They attack the cell wall of the bacteria and stop their growth.

Option B:

  1. Antivirals are medicines used to fight viral infections.
  2. They target specific viruses and stop their development.

Option C:

  1. Antifungals are medicines used to fight fungal infections.
  2. They kill and stop the growth of fungi in the body.

Final answer: Antipyretics are not antimicrobials.


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