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A group of tetraterpenes, with four terpene units joined head-to-tail. Biologically active members of this class are used clinically in the treatment of severe cystic ACNE; PSORIASIS; and other disorders of keratinization.

Year introduced: 1984

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Tree Number(s): D02.455.326.271.665.202.495, D02.455.426.392.368.367.379.249.700, D02.455.849.131.495, D23.767.261.700

MeSH Unique ID: D012176

Entry Terms:

  • Retinoid

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