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Penicillin

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Transcript of Penicillin

1928 Penicillin discovery Conclusion Introduction:
history The discovery Production of penicillin Penicillin
How does it work?
What does it cure? After two weeks of holidays...




-Fleming's observation: strange mold.

-Inhibition zone around the bacteria.

-Penicillin discovery. Discovery . . . -First antibiotic discovered.

-Selective poison:
kills the bacteria
but not the human cells.





-Treatment for many common bacterial infections. Penicillin: an antibiotic Penicillin: How does it work? -Killing bacteria.

-Acts on the cell wall of bacteria.

-Bacteria cells death. What DOES it cure? -1941: began in Britain.


-Penicillin production: direct result of WWII.

-Small scale production. Production of Penicillin -Increase of penicillin production.

-Peoria, Illinois.

-Easy production.

-At the end of the WWII: possibility to treat 7,000,000 patient a year.

-Called : "the cheapest antibiotic ever". Production in North America Drug resistance -Flu like symptoms.
-Seizures.
-Thrush
-Nausea or vomitting.
-Possible allergic reaction. Side effects -Treats infections and miraculously saves lives.

-Today in the United States, deaths by infectuous bacterial diseases are one-twentieth what they were in 1900. CONCLUSION

The Discovery of Penicillin: One of the Most Important Events in Medical History history Alexander Fleming's birth
in Scotland
Research assisant
St Mary's hospital
London Work on enzymes
which kill bacteria... 1881 1906 1922 1928 -Does not cure illness only stops infection.

-Penicillin treats a lot of infections. Aribi Fallia / Jacquet Camille
English presentation 21/12/12 -1994, 13,300 patients died of
drug-resistant bacterial infections. Thank you for your attention!!! OUTLOOK -Still used.

-In moderation.

-Within 10 years: lose their activity.
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