amphotericin B

am·​pho·​ter·​i·​cin B | \ ˌam(p)-fə-ˈter-ə-sən-ˈbē How to pronounce amphotericin B (audio) \

Definition of amphotericin B

: an antibiotic that is obtained from a soil streptomycete (Streptomyces nodosus) and is administered typically by intravenous injection chiefly to treat serious, potentially life-threatening, systemic fungal infections

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Recent Examples on the Web Another example is amphotericin B, originally approved to treat human yeast and mold infections. Jeffrey R. Aeschlimann, The Conversation, 14 Oct. 2021 They are then treated with the antifungal medication liposomal amphotericin B to keep the infection from resurging. Esha Mitra, CNN, 24 July 2021 At issue is amphotericin B, which is marketed by Gilead Sciences (GILD) to combat cryptococcal meningitis in patients with HIV or visceral leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease. Ed Silverman, STAT, 28 June 2021 The antifungal drug used for treatment, amphotericin B, has run in short supply in India. Washington Post, 22 June 2021 India makes small supplies of amphotericin B, which can be obtained free of charge at some public hospitals. New York Times, 20 June 2021 The state ordered 100,000 vials of amphotericin B last week, according to Maharashtra's health minister, Rajesh Tope. Esha Mitra, CNN, 19 May 2021 All the specimens could flout fluconazole, but four of the C. auris isolates were also resistant to amphotericin B, a second-line antifungal drug. Sophie Cousins, National Geographic, 23 Oct. 2020 Doctors immediately started her on a large cocktail of drugs including amphotericin B and miltefosine. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 26 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of amphotericin B

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphotericin B

amphoter(ic) + -in entry 1

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Medical Definition of amphotericin B

: an amphotericin that is typically administered by intravenous injection chiefly to treat serious, potentially life-threatening, systemic fungal infections


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