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isotretinoin

 [i″so-tret´ĭ-no-in]
a synthetic form of retinoic acid (13-cis-retinoic acid), used orally to clear cystic and conglobate acne.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

i·so·tret·i·noin

(ī'sō-tret'i-noyn),
A retinoid used to treat severe recalcitrant cystic acne; a known human teratogen.
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isotretinoin

(ī′sō-trĕt′n-oin′)
n.
A synthetic isomer of retinoic acid that inhibits sebaceous gland secretion and is used in the treatment of severe nodular acne. It can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy.
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isotretinoin

Retinoic acid, 13-cis retinoic acid A retinoid used to treat acne and psoriasis and may ↓ tumor development Side effects Inflammation of skin and mucosa, hepatitis
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

i·so·tret·i·no·in

(ī'sō-tret'i-nō'in)
A retinoid used to treat severe recalcitrant cystic acne; a known human teratogen.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

isotretinoin

A RETINOID drug used to treat ACNE. The oral preparation is used under strictly controlled conditions to exclude pregnancy because of the known risks to the fetus. Brand names are Roaccutane, and, for external use Isotrex and Isotrexin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Isotretinoin

A powerful vitamin A derivative used in the treatment of acne. It can promote scarring after skin resurfacing procedures.
Mentioned in: Acne, Skin Resurfacing
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

i·so·tret·i·no·in

(ī'sō-tret'i-nō'in)
A retinoid used to treat severe recalcitrant cystic acne; known human teratogen.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012