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Tretinoin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Tretinoin
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.326.271.665.202.495.818.500
D02.455.426.392.368.367.379.249.700.860.500
D02.455.849.131.495.818.800
D02.455.849.291.925.500
D23.767.261.700.780
Unique ID
D014212
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014212
Scope Note
An important regulator of GENE EXPRESSION during growth and development, and in NEOPLASMS. Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid and derived from maternal VITAMIN A, is essential for normal GROWTH; and EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT. An excess of tretinoin can be teratogenic. It is used in the treatment of PSORIASIS; ACNE VULGARIS; and several other SKIN DISEASES. It has also been approved for use in promyelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, PROMYELOCYTIC, ACUTE).
Entry Term(s)
Retin-A
Retinoic Acid
Tretinoin Potassium Salt
Tretinoin Sodium Salt
Tretinoin Zinc Salt
Vesanoid
Vitamin A Acid
all-trans-Retinoic Acid
beta-all-trans-Retinoic Acid
trans-Retinoic Acid
Pharm Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Keratolytic Agents
Registry Number
5688UTC01R
Related Numbers
13497-05-7
22232-80-0
302-79-4
75980-27-7
CAS Type 1 Name
Retinoic acid
Previous Indexing
Carotenoids (1969-1974)
Vitamin A (1966-1974)
See Also
Receptors, Retinoic Acid
Public MeSH Note
80; was see under VITAMIN A 1975-79
History Note
80(75); was see under VITAMIN A 1975-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2020/06/09
Tretinoin Preferred
Retin-A Related
Tretinoin Potassium Salt Narrower
Tretinoin Zinc Salt Narrower
Vesanoid Related
beta-all-trans-Retinoic Acid Narrower
Tretinoin Sodium Salt Narrower
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