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Course: Drug DevelopmentModule code: MT 5004Assignment: Essay 1 | Penicillin and Macrolides – The ANTIBIOTICS Penicillin and Macrolides, each having different properties belong to the same group of medicine called ANTIBIOTICs. Antibiotics refer to the chemical substance secreted or produced by various species of micro-organisms which are capable of inhibiting or killing the bacteria. Antibiotics have enabled the effective treatment of infections including life threatening diseases ranging from...

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Bacteria and Penicillin

Penicillin Changed the World Imagine life without antibiotics, people dying of a whooping cough, a minor wound or even a simple infection. Until the accidental discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming, life was like this. The positive effects for the discovery of penicillin were the many medical advancements made both therapeutically and medicinally. Economically, people were living longer lives and populations were growing more rapidly. Socially, people were able to interact without risking...

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Penicillin Essay

Penicillin Essay (25marks) Considered to be the first of the antibiotic medicines, and the first important commercial product to be produced by an aerobic, submerged fermentation, penicillin (as originally coined) strictly refers to the antimicrobial agent produced naturally by the microbe Penicilium notatum; a form of filamentous fungus. Originally discovered by Ernest Duschesne in 1896, it was later ‘rediscovered’ by Alexander Flemming in 1928, who was then credited for the discovery – though...

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History of Penicillin

History of Penicillin Introduction Penicillin’s discovery Early testing of Penicillin First Clinical Trials of Penicillin Penicillin Today History of Penicillin In today’s modern world we have an abundance of different antibiotics at our disposal to be used for our diverse medical conditions. One such drug is Amicacin. Often administered intravenously, Amicacin is mostly used to treat bacterial infections. Another antibiotic medication used...

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The Discovery of Penicillin

hard for our civilization to appreciate the medical advancements we have today due to the invention of penicillin, the medical miracle. Penicillin was considered the miracle cure when it was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928 and it saved several lives including our soldiers but have we abused this medical miracle? However, it is imperative for our civilization to understand how penicillin was invented, the war it saved, and the resistance that it has sir come. Alexander Fleming was born...

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Production of Penicillin Through Fermentation

from reproducing. Penicillin was the first antibiotic, discovered accidentally from a mold culture. Presently, over 100 different antibiotics are available in the market to cure minor discomforts as well as lifethreatening infections. Antibiotics are very useful in a wide variety of infections, but they only treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics are useless against viral infections (for example, the common cold) and fungal infections (such as ringworm). Introduction: Penicillin is a group of antibiotics...

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History of Penicillin

Makayla Cook Ms. Barbee Honors Chemistry 5-16-14 History of Penicillin The advancement in technology has been of great benefit to society but has also contributed to the spread of diseases. The food produced is processed using chemicals which in turn make people less immune and vulnerable to developing disease. Reports indicate that there are a significant number of people in the society suffering from various diseases (Shorter and David 155). Therefore, scientists worked to make antibiotics...

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The Discover and Research of Penicillin

The Discovery and Research of Penicillin Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin while examining a stray mold in his London laboratory in 1928, and its eventual development by Howard Florey and Ernst Chain at Oxford University, created a major break through to another world of antibiotics and medicine. Antibiotics like penicillin have become the most important family of drugs of this era. During the 1940’s (World War 2) penicillin became a life saving drug to thousands of soldier’s, it also...

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Penicillin: A Wonder Drug

know that Penicillin is an extremely important drug, but few know just how important and influential it really is. Think about what life would be like today without it. What would be of contemporary medicine today? Would society as a whole succumb to these relentless infinitesimal organisms? What would have been of one’s ancestors if they too like so many before and after incurred a serious infection? This essay shall explore these questions and many like it. It will explain why penicillin is undoubtedly...

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Penicillin: Bacteria and Considerably Shorter Lifespan

protection from any of these infections. The discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928 changed the lives of people forever. Penicillin provided a cure for many deadly infections, and its discovery led to the discovery of many other antibiotics, such as streptomycin, which are used to treat everyday infections for countless ailments, saving and improving lives throughout the world. Before the discovery of penicillin, medicine was not very reliable for curing diseases or infections. Many people...

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