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A synthetic isomer of retinoic acid that inhibits sebaceous gland secretion and is used in the treatment of severe nodular acne. It can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy.
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(Pharmacology) a drug related to vitamin A, used to treat severe acne that has failed to respond to other treatment
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