ketoconazole

A broad spectrum antifungal agent used to treat systemic and topical fungal infections.

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ke·to·co·na·zole .kē-tō-'kō-nə-.zōl n a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent C26H28Cl2N4O4 used to treat chronic internal and cutaneous disorders see NIZORAL

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n.
an antifungal drug (see imidazole) used in the treatment of such fungal diseases as candidosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis. It is taken by mouth; side-effects include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and vomiting. Trade name: Nizoral.

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ke·to·co·na·zole (ke″to-konґə-zōl) [USP] an imidazole derivative used as a broad-spectrum antifungal agent, administered orally for a wide range of systemic and cutaneous fungal infections and applied topically to the skin in the treatment of various forms of tinea, pityriasis versicolor, cutaneous candidiasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and dandruff; also used as a secondary antiandrogen in the treatment of advanced prostatic carcinoma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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