tretinoin

tretinoin

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tre·tin·o·in tre-'tin-ə-wən n the all-trans isomer of retinoic acid that is applied topically to the skin to treat acne vulgaris and to reduce facial wrinkles, roughness, and pigmented spots and that is administered orally to induce remission of acute myelogenous leukemia in which more than half the cells are malignant promyelocytes called also all-trans-retinoic acid, retinoic acid, vitamin A acid see isotretinoin, retin-a

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n.
a retinoid drug used in the treatment of acne. It is administered topically as a cream, gel, or liquid; side-effects include blistering, altered pigmentation, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and fetal abnormalities. Trade name: Retin-A.

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tret·i·noin (tretґĭ-noin″) all-trans-retinoic acid, applied topically in the treatment of acne vulgaris and as a keratolytic in the treatment of disorders of keratinization, and administered orally as an antineoplastic in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Called also retinoic acid and vitamin A acid.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Tretinoin — Systematic (IUPAC) name retinoic acid …   Wikipedia

  • tretinoin — [tre tin′ō in] n. a form of retinoic acid, used esp. in the treatment of acne …   English World dictionary

  • Tretinoin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Tretinoin Ande …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tretinoin — Retinoic acid Ret in*o ic ac id, n. (Chem.) A retinoid compound ({C20H28O2}), closely related to vitamin A. It is also called {tretinoin} and {vitamin A acid}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tretinoin — noun Etymology: perhaps from trans + retinoic acid Date: 1980 the all trans isomer of retinoic acid that is applied to the skin to treat severe acne and reduce facial wrinkles, roughness, and pigmented spots …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tretinoin — /treuh tin oh in/, n. a drug chemically related to vitamin A, used as a topical ointment to treat skin disorders, esp. acne. [1960 65; T(RI ) + retino ( < Gk rhetíne resin) + IN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tretinoin — noun Acid form of vitamin A commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris. Syn: all trans retinoic acid, ATRA See Also: retinoic acid, vitamin A acid …   Wiktionary

  • Tretinoin — Tre|ti|no|in [vermutlich Abk. für all trans Retinoesäure; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e: internat. Freiname für ↑ Retinoesäure …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tretinoin — n. retinoic acid, vitamin A acid, acid derived from vitamin A and used for treating acne, acid form of vitamin A …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tretinoin — tre·tin·o·in …   English syllables

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