Penicillin attacks the bacteria that causes infection, as noted by Medical News Today. The antibiotic originates from fungi and is usually the first used in treating bacterial infections. More »

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The antibiotic penicillin is produced commercially by fermentation of the penicillum mold in special submerged-fermentation tanks through which oxygen is pumped. Although the antibacterial action of penicillin was first ... More »

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Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928. Fleming was a Scottish scientist interested in bacteriology and immunology. Somewhat by accident, he determined that antibiotic properties could be derived from the... More »

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Penicillin is used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria; generally, infections treated with penicillin are caused by Gram-positive organisms, according to Medical News Today. Penicillin can also be used to tre... More »

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Penicillin treats different illnesses by preventing the spread of bacteria, according to MedicineNet. It treats such ailments as middle ear infections, laryngitis, bronchitis and urinary tract infections. More »

Penicillin is an antibiotic that is used to fight pathogenic bacteria in the human body, according to Drugs.com. This antibiotic is a common, wide-spread antibiotic that targets many different types of bacteria. More »

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Glucosamine helps to build cartilage, which cushions the space between joints, explains Medical News Today. It is found in the bone and marrow of animals and fungi. Glucosamine in the form of glucosamine sulfate is deriv... More »

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