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  • n. Any of a group of amphoteric antibiotic and antifungal agents derived from Streptomyces bacteria

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  • n. an antibiotic and antifungal agent (C47H73NO17), produced by a strain of Streptomyces nodosus. It is one of a class of polyene macrolide antibiotics effective against fungal infections. It has a molecular weight of 924.11; it is soluble in oganic solvents but only slightly soluble in water.

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  • n. an antibiotic and antifungal agent


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  • As antimony lost its punch, Bihar's best doctors turned to an antifungal medicine called amphotericin B, or Fungizone -- the $200 cure that Jha and Sundar still use in their clinics.


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  • Or if I'm taking amphotericin B, it could cause me to shake like crazy.

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  • Even the etiology of amphotericin toxicity was vehemently disputed by these nephrologists; my husband's renal disease was considered to be a result of his diabetes, in spite of his history and a kidney biopsy.

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  • Several months later the surgeon removed the neck stabilization plate and an abscess, a pocket of infection that required the use of IV amphotericin.

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  • The main alternative drugs include pentamidine, amphotericin B and amphotericin B encapsulated in liposomes.

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  • Methods In this open-label study, we randomly assigned 412 patients in a 3: 1 ratio to receive either liposomal amphotericin B (liposomal-therapy group) or amphotericin B deoxycholate (conventional-therapy group).

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