Definition of Nystatin

1. Noun. An antifungal and antibiotic (trade names Mycostatin and Nystan) discovered in New York State; derived from soil fungi actinomycetes.




Definition of Nystatin

1. Noun. An antifungal drug used especially against Candida ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nystatin

1. an antibiotic [n -S] - See also: antibiotic

Medical Definition of Nystatin

1. A polyene antibiotic active against fungi. The name is derived from new York State Health Department where it was discovered as a product of Streptomyces noursei. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nystatin

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Literary usage of Nystatin

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1. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Each milliliter of petrolatum base or each gram of vanishing cream base ointment contains: 100000 units of nystatin; neomycin sulfate equivalent to 2.5 ..."

2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: State of the Science, Best Practicesby Peter S. Jensen, James R. Cooper by Peter S. Jensen, James R. Cooper (2002)
"A controlled trial of nystatin for the candidiasis hypersensitivity syndrome [Letter to editor]. New England Journal of Medicine, 323, 1717-1723. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Other substances were purchased from the following sources: hydrocortisone from Charles Pfizer and Company; nystatin from ER Squibb and Sons, Inc.; ..."

4. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"Oral thrush and Candida diaper rash are usually treated with the antibiotic nystatin. A corticosteroid cream can be applied to highly inflamed skin lesions ..."

5. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"... containing 1000 units of penicillin, i fig. of streptomycin, 10 per cent, of a saturated solution of chloromycetin and 50 units of nystatin per ml. ..."

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