Definition of Acitretin
1. Translations. (pharmaceutical drug) A retinoid that is used to treat psoriasis. ¹
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Medical Definition of Acitretin
An oral retinoid effective in the treatment of psoriasis. It is the major metabolite of etretinate with the advantage of a much shorter half-life when compared with etretinate.
Pharmacological action: keratolytic agents.
Chemical name: 2,4,6,8-Nonatetraenoic acid, 9-(4-methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,7-dimethyl-, (all-E)-
(12 Dec 1998)
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