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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

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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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