ketoconazole

noun

ke·​to·​co·​na·​zole ˌkē-tō-ˈkō-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce ketoconazole (audio)
: a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent C26H28Cl2N4O4 used to treat chronic internal and cutaneous infections

Examples of ketoconazole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep In Mind This shampoo isn't medicated and doesn't contain active ingredients, such as ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, or pyrithione zinc. April Benshosan, Verywell Health, 9 May 2024 However, tea tree oil is not as well-studied as antifungals like zinc, ketoconazole, and selenium sulfide. April Benshosan, Verywell Health, 9 May 2024 While the evidence for significant regrowth is limited, certain ingredients have shown promise in scientific studies, including ketoconazole, saw palmetto, biotin, and minoxidil. Iman Balagam, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2024 With ingredients like ketoconazole and chlorhexidine, Nootie Medicated Dog Shampoo is a reliable choice for pet owners looking to tackle this all-too-common problem. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Though the treatment could work, experts say there’s a lack of clear evidence showing that ketoconazole shampoos can prevent hair loss. Korin Miller, Health, 20 Mar. 2024 How to treat seborrheic dermatitis The most effective way to treat seborrheic dermatitis is by using an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains ingredients like ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, and salicylic acid. Krissy Brady, SELF, 5 Mar. 2024 The best anti-dandruff shampoos should have ingredients like zinc, ketoconazole, or selenium sulfide, all of which are powerful antimicrobial formulations to help wipe out flaking. John Thompson, Men's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 This powerful formula includes two key ingredients - ketoconazole and aloe- that work together to soothe and relieve itching caused by allergies, hot spots, and other skin conditions. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

keto- + -conazole (in miconazole)

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ketoconazole was in 1979

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“Ketoconazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketoconazole. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ketoconazole

noun
ke·​to·​co·​na·​zole ˌkē-tō-ˈkō-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce ketoconazole (audio)
: a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent C26H28Cl2N4O4 used to treat chronic internal and cutaneous disorders see nizoral

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