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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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Profile susceptibility to fluconazole and voriconazole antifungals by species of Candida albicans isolated from urine culture.
Patients were treated in rooms with HEPA filters and received standard care for neutropenia, consisting of antibacterial (ciprofloxacin) and antifungal prophylaxis (usually fluconazole).
The antifungal market is currently estimated at over 6 billion dollars annually and is growing steadily year on year.
Antifungal therapy should be continued for 2 weeks after the last positive culture and signs of infection have resolved.
Update on antifungals targeted to the cell wall: focus on beta-1,3-glucan synthase inhibitors.
Since 1990, when over-the-counter antifungal medications for yeast vaginitis became available, we've seen skyrocketing sales of these agents" despite multiple studies showing very poor accuracy of self-diagnosing the condition, he said.
In 27% of the visits, nystatin, an antifungal available as a cream, ointment and powder, was used.
Besides, 56(34%) of the positive samples were resistant to one or more antifungal agents.
Hodges was the development team leader for Vfend[TM], the gold standard therapy for invasive aspergillosis, as well as working on the Eraxis[TM] and Diflucan[TM] antifungal programs.
Of 285 patients with HIV treated in French hospitals for cryptococcosis since the advent of HAART in 1996, data were available for 105 patients who remained alive, 54 of whom stopped the prophylactic antifungal therapy a median of 30 months after starting HAART.
Incubation time at 35 [degrees] C, was 44 hours for amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine and 30 hours for the other antifungals.