Antifungal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Antifungal: antifungal drugs

Antifungal

 

a medicinal preparation used to treat such fungal diseases as dermatomycoses, onychomycoses, and candidiasis. Externally, antifungals are applied locally to the focus of the infection in the form of ointments, solutions, and other medicines. They are used to remove skin epidermis, hair, and nails infected by a fungus (salicylic and lactic acid preparations). Other antifungals suppress fungal growth (Amicazol [Asterol Dihydrochloride], Zincundan, and Nitrofungin). Systemic antifungals either kill fungi or inhibit their reproduction when taken orally (griseofulvin, nystatin, Levorin) or when injected intravenously (amphotericin B).

References in periodicals archive ?
The dish was incubated at 25 [degrees]C for 20-48 h until mycelial growth had enveloped disks containing the positive control (haricot bean defensin) and had formed crescents of inhibition around disks containing samples with antifungal activity.
The Worldwide Market for Prescription Antifungal Dermatological Drugs by Type 2013-2020
The report titled "Global Antifungal Therapeutics Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)" provides an in-depth analysis of global antifungal therapeutics market with focus on antifungal drug classes - Polyenes, Azoles, Echinocandins and Allylamines.
F901318 is being developed by F2G to treat invasive aspergillosis and other life-threatening fungal infections and is of a novel class of antifungals acting against a new cellular target.
A second antifungal fatty acid produced by cereal enzymes contributes to the antifungal activity of sourdough.
Magnusson et al, (2003) screened more than 1200 isolates of LAB from different environments for antifungal activity.
On the basis of the MIZ values obtained, Copper sulfate had shown superior antifungal activity compared to chlorhexidine.
The availability of caspofungin, newer azole antifungals (itraconazole and voriconazole), and lipid-associated formulations of amphotericin B has expanded the therapeutic options that are available for systemic antifungal treatment.
The antifungal properties of azoles and the issue of azole resistance in agriculture and medicine, however, are not the topics of this review.
One in four women using over-the-counter antifungal infection medications doesn't have a yeast infection, Dr.
When Lucena removed the most abundant antibody, the milk's antifungal properties disappeared.
a Cleveland-based biological research company has announced that two additional independent studies by leading podiatrists confirmed virtually 100% of their patients using Clearly Confident(TM) Antifungal Topical Lotion experienced significant beneficial results.