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]

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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 — 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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