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[ahy-soh-tri-tin-oh-in, -oin] /ˌaɪ soʊ trɪˈtɪn oʊ ɪn, -ɔɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
a yellowish-orange to orange crystalline powder, C 20 H 28 O 2 , used in the treatment of cystic acne.
Origin of isotretinoin
iso- + tretinoin a name for retinoic or Vitamin A acid, equivalent to t- (of uncertain derivation) + retino(ic acid) (retin(ol) + -o- + -ic) + -in2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for isotretinoin


a drug related to vitamin A, used to treat severe acne that has failed to respond to other treatment
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isotretinoin in Medicine

isotretinoin i·so·tret·i·no·in (ī'sō-trět'n-oin)
A chemical compound that inhibits the secretion of sebum and is used in the treatment of severe forms of acne.

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