retinoids


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ret·i·noids

(ret'i-noydz),
A class of keratolytic drugs derived from retinoic acid and used for treatment of severe acne and psoriasis.

ret·i·noids

(ret'i-noydz)
A class of keratolytic drugs derived from retinoic acid used for treatment of severe acne and psoriasis.

retinoids

A class of compounds containing 20 carbon atoms and related to RETINAL and vitamin A. They include retinol, TRETINOIN, isotretinoin, etretinate, acitretin and arotinoid. Retinoids bind to cell nuclear retinoid receptors and the latter bind to DNA. The effect of the retinoids is to promote transcription of DNA in much the same way as do steroids and thyroid hormone. They have a wide range of biological actions and have been found useful in ACNE, certain skin cancers, PSORIASIS, skin ageing and other skin disorders. Retinoids taken in the first three weeks of pregnancy are liable to cause abortion or serious fetal defects. For this reason the use of systemic retinoids in women is strictly controlled.

Retinoids

A derivative of synthetic Vitamin A.
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retinoids

vitamin A analogues; used to treat recalcitrant acne vulgaris; should not be used during pregnancy as they are teratogenic

retinoids (reˑ·t·noidz),

n.pl compounds in the vitamin A family.

ret·i·noids

(ret'i-noydz)
Keratolytic drugs used to treat severe acne and psoriasis.
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Granactive Retinoid is a next-generation anti-aging product delivering the performance of retinol and retinoid derivatives with significantly lower irritation potential, thus supporting clear, visibly more youthful looking skin with better consumer acceptance, according to Grant Industries.
Also, if you are using retinoids and plan to be in the sun, you should wear a sunscreen containing an SPF of 15 or higher, regardless of the season, to combat the increased sun sensitivity that is associated with these products," she says.
The only drugs recommended for maintenance treatment of acne, after initial clearance, are topical retinoids and hormonal treatment in females, which may be combined.
Retinoids allowed for use in cosmetic products include retinol and retinyl esters (for example, retinyl palmitate).
RETINOIDS, a class of chemical compounds related to vitamin A, may be useful in preventing breast cancer, Italian researchers said.
SAN FRANCISCO -- There is no reason to be hesitant in prescribing topical retinoids to women with acne, according to Dr.
Scientists have long discovered, after numerous studies and vast research, the potency of Retinoids which Retinol belongs to, a form of Vitamin A.
The skin care professionals learned the importance of using retinoids in daily skin care and had hands-on experience with results-oriented chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
For hard-to-treat cases, retinoids (vitamin A-like drugs) and tacrolimus ointment may be of benefit.
Basic rules include the use of oil-free makeup, and oil-free skin and hair products; the importance of brief applications (15-30 minutes) of benzoyl peroxide products and topical retinoids during the initial days of treatment; and the risk of photosensitivity with retin A and tetracycline.
It is important to note that the researchers excluded studies using synthetic retinoids, vitamin analogues, herbal supplements and polysaccharide K.
Because retinoids can irritate your skin, she recommends starting with the lowest level (available in over-the-counter products) and working your way up to higher levels in prescription medications as necessary.

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