griseofulvin


griseofulvin
A fungistatic antibiotic produced by Penicillium g., 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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gris·eo·ful·vin .griz-ē-ō-'fu̇l-vən, .gris-, -'fəl- n a fungistatic antibiotic C17H17ClO6 used systemically in treating superficial infections by fungi esp. of the genera Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton

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n.
an antibiotic administered by mouth to treat fungal infections of the hair, skin, and nails, such as ringworm. Mild and temporary side-effects such as headache, skin rashes, and digestive upsets may occur. Trade names: Fulcin, Grisovin.

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gris·eo·ful·vin (gris″e-o-fulґvin) [USP] an antibiotic produced by Penicillium griseofulvum or by other means; used as an antifungal in the treatment of dermatophytic infections of the skin and nails. Administered orally to humans and small animals and as a feed additive to large animals.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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