calcipotriene

noun
cal·​ci·​po·​tri·​ene | \ ˌkal-sə-(ˌ)pō-ˈtrī-ˌēn How to pronounce calcipotriene (audio) \

Definition of calcipotriene

: a drug C27H40O3 that is a synthetic analog of vitamin D3 and is used topically to treat psoriasis

called also (chiefly British) calcipotriol

First Known Use of calcipotriene

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcipotriene was in 1994

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“Calcipotriene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcipotriene. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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calcipotriene

noun
cal·​ci·​po·​tri·​ene | \ ˌkal-sə-(ˌ)pō-ˈtrī-ˌēn How to pronounce calcipotriene (audio) \

Medical Definition of calcipotriene

: a drug C27H40O3 that is a synthetic analog of vitamin D3 and is used topically to treat psoriasis An ointment containing the combination of betamethasone dipropionate and calcipotriene has proved superior to either of its individual components when applied once daily.— Mark Lebwohl, ACP Medicine, September 2006

called also calcipotriol

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