A substance that is being studied for the prevention of nonmelanoma skin cancer. It is an anti-inflammatory drug that is applied to the skin to relieve irritation, rashes, and infections. It belongs to the family of drugs called topical corticosteroids.

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  • Triamcinolone — Systematic (IUPAC) name (11β,16α) 9 fluoro 11,16,17,21 tetrahydroxypregna 1,4 diene 3,20 dione Clinical data Trade names …   Wikipedia

  • triamcinolone — ● triamcinolone nom féminin Dérivé fluoré de la prednisolone, doué d une activité anti inflammatoire six fois supérieure à celle de la cortisone …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • triamcinolone — noun Etymology: tri + amcin (alteration of American Cyanimid Company) + 1 ol + one Date: 1957 a glucocorticoid drug C21H27FO6 used chiefly in the form of its acetal or acetate derivatives especially in treating skin disorders, asthma, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triamcinolone — /truy am sin euh lohn /, n. Pharm. a synthetic glucocorticoid drug, C21H27FO6, used in the symptomatic treatment of inflammation. [1955 60; triamcin (of unexplained derivation) + (PREDNIS)OLONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • triamcinolone — noun A certain synthetic corticosteroid …   Wiktionary

  • triamcinolone — A glucocorticoid with actions and uses similar to those of prednisolone. t. acetonide a potent glucocorticoid for topical treatment of dermatoses. t. diacetate an anti inflammatory and antiallergic agent for parenteral use. * …   Medical dictionary

  • triamcinolone — tri·am·cin·o·lone …   English syllables

  • triamcinolone — n. a synthetic corticosteroid hormone that reduces inflammation but does not cause salt and water retention. It is used for treating a wide range of inflammatory and allergic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, and hay… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • triamcinolone — tri•am•cin•o•lone [[t]ˌtraɪ æmˈsɪn əˌloʊn[/t]] n. pha a synthetic glucocorticoid drug, C21H27FO6, used in the symptomatic treatment of inflammation • Etymology: 1955–60; triamcin (of undetermined derivation) + (prednis) olone …   From formal English to slang

  • triamcinolone — noun a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti inflammatory agent (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑Aristocort, ↑Aristopak, ↑Kenalog • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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