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Introduction: Tretinoin

Description of Tretinoin

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Tretinoin -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Tretinoin: A naturally-occurring acid of retinol. Vitamin A acid binds to and activates retinoic acid receptors (RARs), thereby inducing changes in gene expression that lead to cell differentiation, decreased cell proliferation, and inhibition of carcinogenesis. This agent also inhibits telomerase, resulting in telomere shortening and eventual apoptosis of some cancer cell types. The oral form of vitamin A acid has teratogenic and embryotoxic properties.(NCI04)
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Tretinoin: An important regulator of GENE EXPRESSION during growth and development, and in NEOPLASMS. Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid and derived from maternal VITAMIN A, is essential for normal GROWTH; and EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT. An excess of tretinoin can be teratogenic. It is used in the treatment of PSORIASIS; ACNE VULGARIS; and several other SKIN DISEASES. It has also been approved for use in promyelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, PROMYELOCYTIC, ACUTE).
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Tretinoin: Related Topics

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Tretinoin as a Disease

Tretinoin: Another name for Tretinoin -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Tretinoin: Related Diseases

Tretinoin: Tretinoin is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Tretinoin (Tretinoin -- Teratogenic Agent)

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Broader terms for Tretinoin

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The following terms can be used for Tretinoin

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Hierarchical classifications of Tretinoin

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