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Antibiotics
Kill or prevent growth of a bacteria
Pencillin
The first antibiotic discovered; a bacteria-destroying mould
Resistant
Bacteria can become this through natural selection
Mutations
A way a bacteria can become resistant
Drug
A substance that can aid or damage a body
Side-effects
What can happen after consuming a drug
Laboratory
A place where (legal) drugs are first tested
Animal Testing
After success in laboratory, the drug is tested on animals
Clinical Trials
The final place a drug is tested before it is released
Blind Trials
A trial where the volunteers do not know what drug is being tested
Observer bias
A criticism of blind trials; the observer can let the volunteer know what drug is being tested
Double-Blind Trials
A trial where no parties know what drug is being tested
Placebo
A trial where a false drug is given, so all side-effects are imagined or not caused by the drug