comedolytic

comedolytic

adjective Referring to the lysis of comedones, a feature of acne vulgaris.
 
noun An agent which lyses comedones.

Comedolytic

Drugs that break up comedones and open clogged pores.
Mentioned in: Acne
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The comedolytic activity of salicylic acid and the p.
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Finacea(TM) 15% Gel contains 15 % azelaic acid, a naturally occurring substance with anti-inflammatory and comedolytic activity and very low toxicity.
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