ketoconazole

noun
ke·​to·​co·​na·​zole | \ ˌkē-tō-ˈkō-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce ketoconazole (audio) \

Definition of ketoconazole

: 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 Nizoral contains 1% of the active ingredient ketoconazole to help prevent dandruff flare-ups (the prescription is typically 2%). Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 26 Oct. 2020 Cerulla also likes this drugstore shampoo, which is formulated with 1 percent ketoconazole to help reduce the amount of pityrosporum yeast on the scalp and cut down on inflammation, redness and scaly patches. NBC News, 17 Dec. 2018 Often a prescription strength anti-yeast shampoo called ketoconazole will do the trick. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Often a prescription strength anti-yeast shampoo called ketoconazole will do the trick. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Often a prescription strength anti-yeast shampoo called ketoconazole will do the trick. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Often a prescription strength anti-yeast shampoo called ketoconazole will do the trick. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Often a prescription strength anti-yeast shampoo called ketoconazole will do the trick. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Often a prescription strength anti-yeast shampoo called ketoconazole will do the trick. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of ketoconazole

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ketoconazole

keto- + -conazole (in miconazole)

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keto-enol tautomerism

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“Ketoconazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ketoconazole. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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ketoconazole

noun
ke·​to·​co·​na·​zole | \ ˌkē-tō-ˈkō-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce ketoconazole (audio) \

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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