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 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 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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Penicillin comes from molds of the genus Penicillium. The scientist Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin accidentally, but he was never able to obtain a pure sample of the organism; however, he did find that penic... More »

Penicillin is an antibiotic used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. There also are different types of penicillin, such as penicillin V and G, that are administered for conditions such as leptospirosis... More »

Penicillin normally takes a few hours to about 5 days to take effect; however, it doesn't relieve pain. Penicillin is a combination of antibiotics that only protects the body from bacterial infection or treats the body a... More »