An antibiotic is a drug that kills or slows the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics belong to a class of antimicrobials, a larger group which also includes anti-virals, anti-fungals, and anti-parasitic drugs. Antibiotics are chemicals produced by or derived from microorganisms (i.e. bugs or germs such as bacteria and fungi).What is the classification of antibiotic?
Classification of Antibiotics. The most effective classification is one derived from the chemical composition. Antibiotics with similar structural classes typically have comparable patterns of toxicity, effectiveness and allergic potential. The main classifications are: Beta-Lactams (Penicillin & Cephalosporin)