An antibiotic used against fungal infections of the hair and skin.
- This antibiotic is obtained from the mold penicillium griseovulvum.
- The professor said that the antifungal drug, griseofulvin, has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in his laboratory.
- The most commonly used drug is called griseofulvin, and you usually have to take it for up to 10 weeks.
- Among the systemic antifungal agents available, griseofulvin, terbinafine and itraconazole are effective.
1930s: from the modern Latin binomial, from medieval Latin griseus 'grayish' + Latin fulvus 'reddish yellow'.
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