Amphotericin

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Amphotericin

(Science: drug) One of two antifungal antibiotics.

amphotericin A: The less active form of the antibiotic produced by the bacteria streptomyces nodosus. It is not used clinically.

amphotericin B: An antibiotic produced by the bacteria streptomyces nodosus which is used to treat a wide variety of fungal infections.

Formula: C47H73NO17.