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.

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.

retinoid

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

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.

Retinoid

A synthetic vitamin A derivative used in the treatment of a variety of skin disorders.
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Tan presented data on the retinoid, which targets one retinoic acid receptor.
This development could be very interesting from an access standpoint and in terms of how physicians write prescriptions for retinoids, in light of the co-pays for other agents.
I got into retinoids years ago because many women I know who use it have great skin.
For these patients, gynecologists could consider prescribing a topical retinoid or antibiotic medication in conjunction with a new progestin-based LARC method.
For instance, oral retinoid agents are considered as the appropriate treatment for severe acne.
"You only need a pea-sized amount for the entire face.'' Also, start slowly with a low retinoid concentration, using it every second or third night.
You can get your hands on milder forms of retinoid in over-thecounter retinol creams.
Their blindness was caused by either mutations in the genes RPE65 or LRAT, leading to a serious defect in the retinoid cycle.
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are liver nonparenchymal cells that normally regulate retinoid metabolism.
"However, products containing retinoid may be drying and increase the chance of skin flaking and redness, so it's important to use them with heavy moisturizers.
Adapalene, a third generation retinoid, is known to have similar efficacy in curing acne vulgaris of mild to moderate severity, when applied topically.11 It has the same biological properties as isotretinoin with distinct physicochemical profile with high lipophilicity and increased chemical and photostability leading to higher acceptability and tolerability.12 This agent is associated with decreased erythema, scaling, burning and pruritus as compared to isotretinoin.13 The mechanism of action of isotretinoin and adapalene differs only in selectivity of action.
Systemic isotretinoin, an oral retinoid, can be considered to be a 'wonder drug' that has revolutionised the treatment of acne vulgaris, massively improving outcomes in nodulocystic acne.

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