There are many different antibiotics available that act on the various bacteria that can infect the lung. Each antibiotic utilizes a different mechanism of action to eradicate the organism. As shown in the slide, many of the mechanisms of antimicrobial action are specific
Antibiotics never act on human cells.
Extra info: Although antibiotics are designed to specifically act on bacteria, adverse events do occur due to activity on human physiology.
Different types of antibiotics have different actions on bacteria.
Extra info: As seen in the graphic, antibiotics have many different mechanisms of action.