calcipotriene

noun

cal·​ci·​po·​tri·​ene ˌkal-sə-(ˌ)pō-ˈtrī-ˌēn How to pronounce calcipotriene (audio)
: a drug C27H40O3 that is a synthetic analog of vitamin D3 and is used topically to treat psoriasis

called also (chiefly British) calcipotriol

Examples of calcipotriene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Topical calcipotriene cream is a synthetic form of vitamin D that works to minimize redness and scaling of the skin. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 29 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calcipotriene was in 1994

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Cite this Entry

“Calcipotriene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcipotriene. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

calcipotriene

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

called also calcipotriol

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