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Descriptor English: Antifungal Agents
Descriptor Spanish: Antifúngicos
Descriptor Portuguese: Antifúngicos
Descriptor French: Antifongiques
Entry term(s): Agent, Antifungal
Agents, Antifungal
Antibiotics, Antifungal
Antifungal Agent
Antifungal Antibiotics
Fungicides, Therapeutic
Therapeutic Fungicides
Tree number(s): D27.505.954.122.136
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000935
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: used in therapy: differentiate from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL; for resistance to antifungal agents, DRUG RESISTANCE, FUNGAL and DRUG RESISTANCE, MULTIPLE, FUNGAL are available
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Public MeSH Note: 1967; for ANTIBIOTICS, ANTIFUNGAL see ANTIBIOTICS, ANTIFUNGAL 1967-2009
History Note: 1967
Related: Fungicides, Industrial MeSH
DeCS ID: 943
Unique ID: D000935
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Antifungal Agents - Preferred
Concept UI M0001399
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Antifungal Agents
Entry term(s) Agent, Antifungal
Agents, Antifungal
Antifungal Agent
Fungicides, Therapeutic
Therapeutic Fungicides
Antibiotics, Antifungal - Narrower
Concept UI M0001347
Scope note Antibiotics inhibiting the growth of or killing fungi and used in the treatment of various fungal diseases.
Preferred term Antibiotics, Antifungal
Entry term(s) Antifungal Antibiotics



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