amphotericin B


am·pho·ter·i·cin B

noun \ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ə-sən-ˈbē\

Definition of AMPHOTERICIN B

:  an antifungal antibiotic obtained from a soil streptomycete (Streptomyces nodosus) and used especially to treat systemic fungal infections

Origin of AMPHOTERICIN B

amphoteric + 1-in
First Known Use: 1955

amphotericin B

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMPHOTERICIN B

: the amphotericin that is clinically useful against deep-seated and systemic fungal infections

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