Meaning of fluconazole in English:

fluconazole

Pronunciation /flʊˈkɒnəzəʊl/

noun

Pharmacology
  • An antifungal drug that can be given orally and is often used in the treatment of opportunistic infections in immunosuppressed persons, such as those with AIDS.

    Fluconazole is a tricyclic compound with one difluorophenyl and two triazole groups.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy. From flu- (in fluoro-) + -conazole (in miconazole, the name of an earlier antimycotic drug of related structure; of uncertain origin, perhaps from mico-, respelling of myco- + -n- + -azole).