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glossary:amphotericin_b

Also amphotericin B. One of two antifungal antibiotics, the other designated amphotericin A (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 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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Antibiotics

Antibiotic Glossary

Antibiotics (blog)

glossary/amphotericin_b.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)