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Descriptions of Penicillin

Penicillin: any of various antibiotics obtained from penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
Source: WordNet 2.1

Penicillin: A group of antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group. The penicillin nucleus is the chief structural requirement for biological activity. The side-chain structure determines many of the antibacterial and pharmacological characteristics. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1065)
Source: Diseases Database

Penicillin : group of natural or semisynthetic antibacterial antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group; they exert a bacteriocidal as well as bacteriostatic effect on susceptible bacteria by interfering with the final stages of the synthesis of cell wall peptidoglycan.
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Penicillin

Penicillin: The first ever discovered antibiotic still used today.

Count: Penicillin is listed as a: treatment for 26 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 0 conditions.

Penicillin is a type of: Antibiotics (316)

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List of Diseases with Penicillin as a Treatment

The following list of conditions have 'Penicillin' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:







  • Lyme disease ... penicillin (intravenous), penicillin intravenously, penicillin








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