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Difference Between Antiseptic and Antibiotic

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 21-Aug-2023 17:40:32


Antibiotics and antiseptics are two commonly used terms in healthcare. While both are used for preventing or treating infections, they are different in terms of their properties and usage. Understanding the difference between these two is important for proper application and use in healthcare. This essay will explore the difference between antiseptics and antibiotics. What is an Antiseptic? Antiseptics inhibit the development and reproduction of germs (micro-organisms) that cause diseases in living tissues. They are different from antibiotics and antiviral substances, that function inside the body, and from disinfectants, that are anti-microbial agents applied to the surface of the non-living ... Read More

Difference Between Disease and Infection

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 15-May-2023 14:21:46


Disease and infection are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct differences. Understanding these differences is important for proper diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various illnesses. What is a Disease? Disease is a condition of the body, caused by the effects of excessive or unusual stimuli. It occurs with impaired homeostasis and reduced quality and efficiency of the life processes. It is a deviation from the normal life of the organism, accompanied by structural and functional changes. The diseases can be contagious or non- contagious. They can be caused by: Injury; Infection; Hereditary factors; ... Read More

Difference Between Acute Inflammation and Chronic Inflammation

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 13:50:51


Inflammation is a complex physiological response of the body's immune system to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. The purpose of inflammation is to eliminate the harmful stimuli and initiate tissue repair. However, inflammation can be acute or chronic, and both have different characteristics and mechanisms. What is Acute Inflammation? Acute inflammation is a rapid response to tissue injury or infection that is generally short-lived and resolves within a few days. The hallmarks of acute inflammation are heat, pain, redness, swelling, and loss of function. Acute inflammation is characterized by the influx of neutrophils, which are white ... Read More

What is the Gut Microbiome?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 20-Apr-2023 16:13:06


Your body is home to millions of viruses, fungi and bacteria. The collective term to describe them is microbiome. While some bacteria lead to illness, others are crucial for the health of your immune system, heart, weight, and several other body systems. The gut microbiome is discussed in this article, along with its significance for your health. Gut Microbiome- What is it? Microorganisms, or microbes, are minute living creatures like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes. There are trillions of these microbes, mostly on your skin and your gut. The majority of the microbes in your intestines are known ... Read More