antifungal

DEFINITIONS OF: antifungal

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n any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

Synonyms:
antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, fungicide
Types:
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Bordeaux mixture
antifungal agent consisting of a solution of copper sulphate and quicklime
Fulvicin, griseofulvin
a kind of penicillin (a fungicidal antibiotic with the trade name Fulvicin) produced by molds of the genus Penicillium
Clioquinol, iodochlorhydroxyquin
drug used to treat certain fungal infection (as athlete's foot)
Sporanox, itraconazole
an oral antifungal drug (trade name Sporanox) taken for cases of fungal nail disease
Monistat, miconazole
an antifungal agent usually administered in the form of a nitrate (trade name Monistat)
Mycostatin, Nystan, nystatin
an antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes
Lamisil, terbinafine
an oral antifungal drug (trade name Lamisil) used to treat cases of fungal nail disease
thiabendazole
an antifungal agent and anthelmintic
crystal violet, gentian violet
a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
Type of:
agent
a substance that exerts some force or effect

adj capable of destroying fungi

Synonyms:
fungicidal
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