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View in Spanish: ácido retinoico 13-cis

13-cis retinoic acid ( REH-tih-NOH-ik A-sid)
A drug that is used in the treatment of acne and psoriasis and is being studied in cancer prevention. It is a type of retinoid. Also called isotretinoin.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.