amphotericin
amphotericin amphotericin, amphotericin B amphotericin B . 1. an antibiotic and antifungal agent ({C47H73NO17}), produced by a strain of {Streptomyces nodosus}. It is one of a class of polyene macrolide antibiotics effective against fungal infections. It has a molecular weight of 924.11; it is soluble in oganic solvents but only slightly soluble in water.

Syn: Fungizone. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • amphotericin — am·pho·ter·i·cin .am(p) fə ter ə sən n either of two polyenic antifungal substances obtained from a soil bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. nodosus) esp AMPHOTERICIN B * * * n. an antifungal drug that is used to treat deep seated fungal… …   Medical dictionary

  • amphotericin — /am feuh ter euh sin/, n. Pharm. an amphoteric antibiotic produced by the bacterium Streptomyces nodosus and used in the treatment of fungal infections. [1950 55; AMPHOTERIC + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphotericin — noun Any of a group of amphoteric antibiotic and antifungal agents derived from Streptomyces bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • amphotericin — am·pho·ter·i·cin …   English syllables

  • amphotericin — n. an antifungal drug that is used to treat deep seated fungal infections. It can be administered by mouth, but is usually given by intravenous infusion. Common side effects include headache, fever, muscle pains, and diarrhoea; more severe side… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • amphotericin — noun an antibiotic and antifungal agent • Hypernyms: ↑antibiotic, ↑antibiotic drug …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amphotericin B — Systematic (IUPAC) name (1R,3S,5R,6R,9 …   Wikipedia

  • amphotericin B — amphotericin amphotericin, amphotericin B amphotericin B . 1. an antibiotic and antifungal agent ({C47H73NO17}), produced by a strain of {Streptomyces nodosus}. It is one of a class of polyene macrolide antibiotics effective against fungal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphotericin B — n the amphotericin that is clinically useful against deep seated and systemic fungal infections * * * am·pho·ter·i·cin B (am″fə terґĭ sin) [USP] one of two polyene antifungal antibiotics (the other, amphotericin A, is not used… …   Medical dictionary

  • amphotericin B cholesteryl complex — amphotericin B complexed with cholesteryl sulfate in a 1:1 ratio; administered by intravenous infusion in the treatment of disseminated aspergillosis in patients refractory to or intolerant of conventional amphotericin B therapy …   Medical dictionary

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