calcipotriene

noun cal·ci·po·tri·ene \ ˌkal-sə-(ˌ)pō-ˈtrī-ˌēn \

Definition of calcipotriene

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

First Known Use of calcipotriene

1994


Medical Dictionary

calcipotriene

noun cal·ci·po·tri·ene \ ˌkal-sə-(ˌ)pō-ˈtrī-ˌēn \

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 LebwohlACP MedicineSeptember 2006
called also calcipotriol

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