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ac·tin·ic

(ak-tin'ik),
Relating to the chemically active rays of the electromagnetic spectrum.
[G. aktis (aktin-), a ray]

actinic

/ac·tin·ic/ (ak-tin´ik) producing chemical action; said of rays of light beyond the violet end of the spectrum.

actinic

[aktin′ik]
Etymology: Gk, aktis, ray
pertaining to radiation, such as sunlight or x-rays.

ac·tin·ic

(ak-tin'ik)
Relating to the chemically active rays of the electromagnetic spectrum, particularly to sunlight.
[G. aktis (aktin-), a ray]

actinic

Pertaining to radiation from the sun or to the biological effects of sunlight. Public awareness of the dangers of actinic radiation, and especially of its role in the production of BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (rodent ulcer), SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA, MALIGNANT MELANOMA and PTERYGIUM has been growing in recent years and has somewhat diminished enthusiasm for sunbathing.

actinic 

Pertaining to the chemical activity of radiant energy (especially ultraviolet) on absorption by certain substances. In the eye, the cornea, in particular, but also the lens and retina are most susceptible. See eclipse blindness; solar retinopathy.

actinic

producing chemical action.

actinic dermatitis
that produced by exposure to actinic radiation, such as that from the sun, ultraviolet waves, or x- or gamma radiation. Called also dermatitis actinica.
actinic radiation
said of rays of light beyond the violet end of the spectrum.
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KX2-391 has developed into a drug candidate with multiple applications including an ointment for psoriasis by our partner PharmEssentia, an oral formulation for oncology applications, and now an ointment application for actinic keratosis.
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Actinic keratosis is a superficial skin cancer that is still restricted to the upper skin layer (the epidermis).
There are a multitude of treatment options for actinic keratoses.
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In animal models, the cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor celecoxib, better known by its brand name Celebrex, inhibits the development of ultraviolet-induced pre-malignant skin papillomas, which are thought to correspond to actinic keratoses, the pre-malignant precursor of non-melanoma skin cancers
The number of actinic keratoses lesions were significantly reduced by the treatment, from an average of 11.
In general, treatments for actinic keratoses remove superficial layers of damaged skin, allowing the deeper and undamaged layers to restore the skin to normal.
Brian Stephenson received the Actinic prize for best student of 2006 on the university's MSc E-business course, which covers internet trading.
Both Northwest Coatings and Actinic possess leading edge technologies and each organization has always had a strong, mutual respect for each other's technical capabilities and customer focus," said Jeffrey Holdsberg, president and CEO of Northwest Coatings.
Northwest Coatings, of Oak Creek, WI, has acquired the stock of Actinic Inc.
Metvix is developed for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) and actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous skin lesions).