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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



nystatin  listen  (ny-STA-tin)

  The active ingredient in a drug used to treat infections caused by fungi (a type of microorganism). Nystatin is made by certain strains of bacteria and kills fungi by binding to their membranes. It is a type of antifungal agent.