etretinate

noun

etret·​i·​nate i-ˈtret-ᵊn-ˌāt How to pronounce etretinate (audio)
: a retinoid drug C23H30O3 used especially to treat severe psoriasis that has been withdrawn from use in the U.S. for its tendency to cause birth defects and is typically replaced in treatment by acitretin

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“Etretinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/etretinate. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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