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Antifungal Agents definition: Substances that destroy fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. They differ from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL because they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.
antifungal agent definition: substances that are destructive to fungi, suppress their reproduction or growth, or are effective against fungal infection.
antifungals definition: Drugs that treat infections caused by fungi.
Antifungal Agent definition: Substances that treat systemic or topical infections caused by fungi. Antifungal agents kill or inhibit the growth of fungi, by various mechanisms. Mechanisms include inhibition of fungal mitosis, impairing synthesis or binding to ergosterol, incorporation into RNA or DNA synthesis inhibition.
Fungicides, Industrial definition: Chemicals that kill or inhibit the growth of fungi in agricultural applications, on wood, plastics, or other materials, in swimming pools, etc.
Fungicide definition: Any substance or physical agent that inhibits development and kills fungus spores and mycelium. In the United States, fungicides are governed by the 1972 federal Environmental Protection and Control Act. They must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and must conform to specifications. They must control the disease without injuring the plant and must leave no poisonous residue on edible crops. Antifungal drugs are approved by the FDA. (NCI)