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Retin-A Syllabification: Ret·in-A
Pronunciation: /ˈretn ˈā/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Retin-A in English:


A brand of tretinoin, used in the topical treatment of acne and to reduce wrinkles.
Example sentences
  • Some drugs (like the wrinkle cream Retin-A and the acne drug Accutane) make skin more susceptible to sunburn.
  • Lastly, if the pimples are inflamed and painful and they aren't going away, you may need to see a dermatologist who can prescribe topical antibiotics, Retin-A, Tazorac or even oral medication.
  • Derived from vitamin A, these are more commonly known by their brand names - Retin-A and Renova - and require a prescription.

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