- A drug used to treat fungal infections. Examples of antifungal drugs include miconazole (MONISTAT) and clotrimazole (LOTRIMIN, MYCELEX).
* * *SYN: antimycotic.
* * *an·ti·fun·gal .ant-i-'fəŋ-gəl, .an-.tī- adj destroying fungi or inhibiting their growth: fungicidal, fungistatic <\antifungal drugs> <\antifungal activity> <\antifungal therapy>antifungal n an antifungal agent
* * *adj.describing a drug that kills or inactivates fungi and is used to treat fungal (including yeast) infections. Antifungal drugs include amphotericin, griseofulvin, the imidazole, itraconazole, nystatin, terbinafine, and tolnaftate.
* * *an·ti·fun·gal (an″te-) (an″ti-fungґgəl) 1. destroying fungi, or suppressing their reproduction or growth; effective against fungal infections. 2. an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth; called also antimycotic.
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