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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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Actinic keratosis are the lesions induced by cumulative effects of UV (Ultraviolet) that may occur in sun-exposed areas of skin1,2 and have the prevalence of 11-25 percent; these lesions are premalignant and have the moderate risk (6-16 percent) of conversion to SCC.
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