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antifungal

 [an″te-, an″ti-fung´gal]
destructive to or checking the growth of fungi; called alsoantimycotic.
antifungal agent.

an·ti·my·cot·ic

(an'tē-mī-kot'ik),
Antagonistic to fungi.
Synonym(s): antifungal
[anti- + G. mykēs, fungus]

antifungal

/an·ti·fun·gal/ (-fung´gal)
1. destructive to fungi, or suppressing their reproduction or growth; effective against fungal infections.
2. an agent that so acts.

antifungal

(ăn′tē-fŭng′gəl, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
n.
An antifungal drug.

antifungal

[-fung′gəl]
1 pertaining to a substance that kills fungi or inhibits their growth or reproduction.
2 an antifungal, antibiotic drug. Amphotericin B and ketoconazole, both effective against a broad spectrum of fungi, probably act by binding to sterols in the fungal plasma membrane and changing the membrane's permeability. Griseofulvin, another broad-spectrum antifungal agent, binds to the host's new keratin and renders it resistant to further fungal invasion. Miconazole nitrate inhibits the growth of common dermatophytes, including yeastlike Candida albicans; nystatin is effective against yeast and yeastlike fungi. Also called antimycotic.

antifungal

adjective Referring to an effect that kills or inhibits fungal growth.

noun Any agent that kills or inhibits fungal growth.

antifungal

adjective Referring to an effect that kills or inhibits fungal growth noun An agent that kills or inhibits fungal growth

an·ti·my·cot·ic

(an'tē-mī-kot'ik)
Antagonistic to fungi.
[anti- + G. mykēs, fungus]

antifungal

Effective in the treatment or control of fungus infections.

Antifungal

A medicine used to treat infections caused by a fungus.

antifungal,

adj/n effective against fungi in the body; beneficial property of some essential oils, such as fennel, cinnamon, clove, and thyme.

an·ti·my·cot·ic

(an'tē-mī-kot'ik)
Antagonistic to fungi.
Synonym(s): antifungal.
[anti- + G. mykēs, fungus]

antifungal

1. destructive to or checking the growth of fungi.
2. an agent that destroys or checks the growth of fungi, such as amphotericin B or flucytosine (5-FC). Includes: (1) topical drugs, e.g. undecylenic acid, benzoic acid, salicylic acid, tolnaftate, candicidin, haloprogin, iodochlorhydroxyquin, cuprimyxin, clotrimazole, thiabendazole and miconazole; (2) systemic drugs, e.g. griseofulvin, amphotericin b, 5-flucytosine and ketoconazole.
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