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Retinoids

Synonym(s)

  • dermatological retinoid
  • retinoid
  • retinoid substance

Definition(s)

Retinol and its derivatives; C(20) polyunsaturated, cyclic, lipid soluble alcohol; deficiency results in night blindness and certain epithelial disorders.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A group of tetraterpenes, with four terpene units joined head-to-tail. Biologically active members of this class are used clinically in the treatment of severe cystic acne; psoriasis; and other disorders of keratinization.

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Vitamin A or a vitamin A-like compound.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014