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Ciência Rural

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Abstract

NOBRE, Márcia de Oliveira; NASCENTE, Patrícia da Silva; MEIRELES, Mario Carlos  and  FERREIRO, Laerte. ANTIFUNGICAL DRUGS FOR SMALL AND LARGE ANIMALS. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2002, vol.32, n.1, pp.175-184. ISSN 1678-4596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782002000100029.

The antifungal drugs are classified in classic and current chemical agents and in antibiotics. The chemists classic agents are those medicines that present in a general way reduced action spectrum against fungi, having a fungistatic effect in an indirect way when modifying the local conditions, as for instance the iodine, acids fat and derived, acid salicilic, tolnaftate and tolciclate. The current chemical agents are represented by imidazole and triazole, flucytosine and allylamines and the antibiotics represented by the polyene (amphotericin B, nystatin and natamycin) and the griseofulvin. The discretion of each antifungal drug will be presented in the work.

Keywords : antifungical; azole; triazole; allylamine; amphotericin B; griseofulvin.

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