He liked to quote a psychiatrist who described MDMA as “penicillin for the soul.”
Unfortunately, penicillin Envy can make it difficult to achieve those lesser innovations.
Still, by D-Day, Belfer says, “penicillin—mass-produced in America—was in the pack of every medic who went ashore.”
The pursuit of animal enhancement arose from studies made at the dawn of the penicillin era.
It strikes me that medical research is haunted by the memory of penicillin, and the other antibiotics that immediately followed.
It had words for electron, penicillin and calculus, for he found them in his own mind.
Bags of fertilizer can be put on display, as can vials of penicillin, and jars of herbicide.
And in no time, penicillin was in mass production, saving untold thousands of lives.
The effect of penicillin and certain sulfa drugs on the intracellular bacteroids of the cockroach.
So far, he'd been lucky with penicillin, but each time he used it with grave doubts of its action on the Mars-adapted patients.
1929, coined in English by Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), who first recognized its antibiotic properties, from Modern Latin Penicillium notatum (1867), the name of the mould from which it was first obtained, from Latin penicillus "paintbrush" (see pencil (n.)), in reference to the shape of the mould cells.
penicillin pen·i·cil·lin (pěn'ĭ-sĭl'ĭn)
Any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotic drugs obtained from penicillium molds or produced synthetically, most active against gram-positive bacteria and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases.
An antibiotic drug obtained from molds of the genus Penicillium and used to treat or prevent various infections caused by gram-positive bacteria such as streptococcus. Penicillin was the first of a class of antibiotics (whose names end in -icillin) that are derived from it and are active against a broader spectrum of bacteria. See Note at Alexander Fleming.
An antibiotic that is used to treat infections caused by some kinds of bacteria. Penicillin, which is derived from a common kind of mold that grows on bread and fruit, was the first antibiotic discovered and put into widespread use.
Note: Penicillin was first widely used during World War II.