tretinoin

A form of vitamin A that is made by the body, and can also be made in the laboratory. It is used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia, usually together with other drugs, and to treat acne. It is being studied in the treatment and prevention of other types of cancer. Also called all-trans retinoic acid, ATRA, retinoic acid, and vitamin A acid.

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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 — A keratolytic agent. See retinoic acid. * * * 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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