ketoconazole

noun
ke·to·co·na·zole | \ˌkē-tō-ˈkō-nə-ˌzōl \

Definition of ketoconazole 

: a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent C26H28Cl2N4O4 used to treat chronic internal and cutaneous infections

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Often a prescription strength anti-yeast shampoo called ketoconazole will do the trick. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, "7 Common Scalp Issues — And How to Treat Them," 13 Mar. 2018 Instead of chemical exfoliants or ketoconazole, Philip B’s Anti-Flake shampoo uses zinc and coal tar to fight dandruff. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "The Best Dandruff Shampoos for Every Type of Hair," 19 Jan. 2018 My doctor prescribed a 2-percent ketoconazole shampoo when I was first diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "The Best Dandruff Shampoos for Every Type of Hair," 19 Jan. 2018 And ketoconazole, an effective anti-fungal dandruff shampoo. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Best Dandruff Treatments That Actually Work," 28 May 2017

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First Known Use of ketoconazole

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ketoconazole

ket- + -conazole (as in miconazole)

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ketoconazole

noun
ke·to·co·na·zole | \ˌkē-tō-ˈkō-nə-ˌzōl \

Medical Definition of ketoconazole 

: a synthetic broad-spectrum antifungal agent C26H28Cl2N4O4 used to treat chronic internal and cutaneous disorders — see nizoral

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