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Transcript of Penicillin
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.
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.
-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.
-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
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.
-Within 10 years: lose their activity.