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Accutane

Accutane  

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Isotretinoin. The synthetic retinoid derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid (Accutane) used for severe Acne vulgaris. The dose is 1 mg/kg body weight for an initial 4–5-month course of therapy. It reduces ...
azelaic acid

azelaic acid  

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An antibacterial drug applied externally as a cream in the treatment of acne and rosacea. Possible side-effects include local irritation and light sensitivity. Trade name: Skinoren.
benzoyl peroxide

benzoyl peroxide  

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1. A chemical photo-initiator incorporated into resin polymers to aid the initiation of polymerization.2. An antibacterial preparation used in the treatment of acne and fungal skin infections.
blackhead

blackhead  

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n. a plug formed of fatty material (sebum and keratin) in the outlet of a sebaceous gland in the skin; the black colour is due to melanin. See also acne. Medical name: comedo.
clindamycin

clindamycin  

(klin-dă-my-sin)an antibiotic administered by mouth or injection to treat serious bacterial infections. The most severe side-effect is pseudomembranous colitis caused by overgrowth of Clostridium ...
erythromycin

erythromycin  

(i-rith-roh-my-sin)an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by a wide range of bacteria and other microorganisms. It is administered by mouth or injection or topically. Trade names: Erymax, ...
isotretinoin

isotretinoin  

A retinoid (vitamin A derivative) used to treat severe acne, but hazardous because it is a teratogen. TN Roaccutane.
oxytetracycline

oxytetracycline  

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n. an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by a wide variety of bacteria, including Chlamydia and mycoplasmas, and acne. It is administered by mouth; side-effects are those of the other ...
pimple

pimple  

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n. a small inflamed swelling on the skin that contains pus. It may be the result of bacterial infection of a skin pore that has become obstructed with fatty secretions from the sebaceous glands. ...
retinoid

retinoid  

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n. any one of a group of drugs derived from vitamin A. They bind to one or more of six specific receptors that are found on many cells. On the skin they act to cause drying and peeling and a ...
rosacea

rosacea  

A chronic condition (acne rosacea) in which there is facial erythema (redness) and sometimes pimples. One factor that has been suggested is excessive production of cathelicidin.
tretinoin

tretinoin  

(tre-tin-oh-in)a drug (see retinoid) applied as a cream, gel, or lotion for the treatment of acne and sun-damaged skin and administered orally to treat acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Trade names: ...

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