How does cefaclor work?
Cefaclor interferes with the building and repairing of bacterial cell walls by affecting the bonds holding the bacterial cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell wall, killing the bacteria.
The bacterial cell wall is essential for survival because it prevents the bacterial cell contents from leaking out, and protects the bacteria from unwanted substances getting into the cells.
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