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 Antifungal drug -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The basic structure of a fungal ((biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals) cell is nearly identical to a human's.
The imidazole and triazole groups of antifungal drugs inhibit the (Any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions) enzyme cytochrome P450 14α-demethylase.
Flucytosine is an (An antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite) antimetabolite.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/an/antifungal_drug.htm   (527 words)

 Antifungal drugs, systemic
These drugs are used, for example, to treat common fungal infections such as tinea (ringworm), which occurs on the skin or candidiasis (a yeast infection, also known as trush), which can occur in the throat, in the vagina, or in other parts of the body.
Antifungal drugs are categorized depending on their route or site of action, their mechanism of action and their chemical nature.
Systemic antifungal drugs work best when their amount is kept constant in the body, meaning that they have to be taken regularly, at the same time every day, and without missing any doses.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/antifungal_drugs_systemic.jsp   (1661 words)

 ipedia.com: Antifungal drug Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An antifungal drug is medication used to treat fungal infections such as athlete's foot, ringworm and candidiasis, as well as serious systemic infections like cryptococcal meningitis.
There are three main classes of commonly used antifungal drugs.
The triazoles are a newer class of drug that also act by blocking ergosterol synthesis.
www.ipedia.com /antifungal_drug.html   (246 words)

 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The antifungal product is applied as a lotion and dries to a powdery film.
Difficulties in diagnosing and treating tinea in adults at department of dermatology in Bialystok (Poland).
Persistent and recurrent tinea corporis in children treated with combination antifungal/ corticosteroid agents.
www.highbeam.com /library/search.asp?q=Tinea%20Infections&refid=health...   (474 words)

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