amphotericin B
amphotericin B n the amphotericin that is clinically useful against deep-seated and systemic fungal infections

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am·pho·ter·i·cin B (am″fə-terґĭ-sin) [USP] one of two polyene antifungal antibiotics (the other, amphotericin A, is not used clinically), derived from a strain of Streptomyces nodosus and effective against a wide range of fungi and against some species of Leishmania. It is used intravenously or by intracavitary instillation in the treatment of progressive, potentially fatal fungal infections and as a secondary drug in the treatment of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis and topically in the treatment of superficial candidiasis.

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  • amphotericin B — noun : the amphotericin that is useful against deep seated and systemic fungal infections …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amphotericin B — Am|pho|te|ri|cin B [zu ↑ amphoter], das; s: Freiname für ein als Antimykotikum u. Kokzidiostatikum einsetzbares Makrolid Polyen Antibiotikum …   Universal-Lexikon

  • amphotericin B — noun Etymology: amphoteric + 1 in Date: 1955 an antifungal antibiotic obtained from a soil streptomycete (Streptomyces nodosus) and used especially to treat systemic fungal infections …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amphotericin B — (am fo ter i sin) An antibiotic from a strain of Streptomyces nodosus that is used to treat systemic fungal infections; it also is used topically to treat candidiasis …   Dictionary of microbiology

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