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A fungistatic antibiotic produced by Penicillium griseofulvin, P. patulum, and P. janczewskii; used in the systemic treatment of superficial fungal infections caused by the dermatophytes Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton; inhibits microtubule assembly.
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An antibiotic, C17H17ClO6, administered orally for the treatment of ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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griseofulvinMicrobiology An oral antifungal with an affinity for skin, used to treat dermatophytoses–eg, Epidermophyton spp, Microsporum spp, Trichophyton spp Adverse effects Headache, N&V, diarrhea, photosensitivity, fever, rash, dysfunction of hepatic, CNS, hematopoietic systems; it is teratogenic and carcinogenic in rodents. Cf Amphotericin B.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A fungistatic agent used in the systemic treatment of superficial fungal infections caused by certain dermatophytes, which inhibits microtubule assembly.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
griseofulvinAn antifungal drug derived from a Penicillium mould that concentrates in the outer layers of the skin and in the nails and is thus useful in the treatment of ‘ringworm’ (TINEA) infections. Skin infections settle quickly, but tinea of the nails requires treatment for months. Brand names are Fulcin and grisovin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A fungistatic antibiotic produced by Penicillium species; used in systemic treatment of superficial fungal infections.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012