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Definition of "fluconazole" [fluconazole]

  • A broad-spectrum antifungal agent administered either orally or by injection and used especially to treat fungal infections caused by Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fluconazole" in a sentence
  • "The TAC has since asked the Medicines Control Council (MCC) for special permission to allow doctors to use the batch - a generic equivalent of fluconazole which is used to treat Aids patients with thrush and is patented in South Africa by drug company Pfizer."
  • "Some of the medication used for secondary infections in HIV positive patie nts such as fluconazole, are much cheaper in other countries yet in South Africa their exorbitant cost is responsible for deaths especially amongst poor people who are unable to purchase these drugs."
  • "MGCD290 is an oral, small molecule, Hos2 fungal inhibitor for use in combination with azoles, such as fluconazole, for fungal infections."
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