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  • Dr. Mobeen Syed
  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
  • Dr. Heba Alzawahri

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Penicillin: Mechanism of Action

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Mechanism of action of Penicillin and Vancomycin. Complete pharmacology of these drugs will follow later. 

Dr. Mobeen covers the following topics in this brief video: 
Penicillin-binding proteins 
Cell wall's N-acetylmuramic Acid N-Acetylglucosamine 
Bacterial defense against Penicillin

Learning objectives of this video are the following:

1. Review of the synthesis of bacterial cell wall.

2. How pencillin works/mechanism of action?

3. Why pencillin is not as effective on gram negative bacteria, as it is on gram positive bacteria?

Presented by Dr. Mobeen Syed



Dr. Mobeen Syed

Mobeen Syed M.D, MS Graduated from King Edward Medical University. Entrepreneur, Medical Educator, CEO and founder of Drbeen corp.

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