retinoid

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retinoid

 [ret´ĭ-noid]
1. resembling the retina.
2. retinal, retinol, or any structurally similar natural derivative or synthetic compound, with or without vitamin A activity.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ret·i·noid

(ret'i-noyd),
1. Resembling a resin; resinous.
2. Resembling the retina.
3. In plural form, term used to describe the natural forms and synthetic analogues of retinol.
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retinoid

(rĕt′n-oid′)
n.
Any of various natural or synthetic derivatives of vitamin A.
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retinoid

noun
1. Vitamin A or a vitamin A-like compound.
2. Any of a class of drugs used to manage CA and other conditions–eg, hairy leukoplakia, molluscum contagiosum. See AIDS.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Retinoid

A synthetic vitamin A derivative used in the treatment of a variety of skin disorders.
Mentioned in: Rosacea
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"One group of chemicals which have been shown to repair the skin are vitamin A derivatives. They have been used in good clinical trials to stimulate new collagen production."
Among them are retinoic acids, a family of vitamin A derivatives. Charles E.
Retinol, retinyl palmitate, and other vitamin A derivatives. Because some doctors are reluctant to prescribe Retin-A for people who don't have acne, certain skin-care companies are promoting nonprescription skin creams containing vitamin A relatives as if these ingredients worked against wrinkles like Retin-A, but without the side effects.