anthralin

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anthralin

[′an·thrə·lən]
(pharmacology)
C14H10O3 A yellow powder with a melting point of 176-181°C; soluble in chloroform, acetone, and benzene; used in treatment of psoriasis.
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Concurrent pharmacotherapies could include: emollients, corticosteroids, vitamin D3 analogues, tazarotene, coal tar, dithranol, methotrexate (MTX), cyclosporine, retinoids, fumarates and/or biological agents.
Chodorowska G: Plasma concentrations of IFN- gama and TNF-alpha in psoriatic patients before and after local treatment with dithranol ointment.
There are many medical products available on the market, such as emollients, tar preparations, corticosteroids, medicines related to vitamin D and to vitamin A, dithranol and medicines designed to reduce cell division.
The efficacy can be improved further if either calcipotriol creams or UVB phototherapy are combined with dithranol.
Dithranol ointment is intended to treat different types of psoriasis, such as plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis and hypertrophy psoriasis; -- Antipruritic tincture is intended to soothe itchy skin and reduce inflammation; it can also be used for infection and bruises; -- Antiasthma cream is intended to treat cough, asthma and chronic bronchitis; and -- Levofloxacin Lactate injection is used to treat moderate to severe respiratory system, urinary system, and digestive system infections, as well as soft skin tissue infections.
Typical scalp psoriasis treatments include coal tar, dithranol, salicylic acid, steroid creams and ointments, as well as Vitamin D based treatments.
Steroid creams and scalp applications; steroid tablets; Dithranol cream (also used for psoriasis); contact sensitisation treatment which involves making the patient allergic to a substance and then applying very weak strengths of this chemical to the bald patches; and ultraviolet light treatment.
The Garra Rufa, found in hot springs in Turkey, have no teeth but rub off bad cells while also injecting Dithranol into the skin which helps renewal.
Low concentration dithranol and coal tar (Psorin) in psoriasis: a comparison with alcoholic coal tar extract and allontoin (Alphosyl).
Prof Reynolds and Dr Birch-Machin studied the effects of dithranol, an ointment applied to the surface of the skin
Professor Nick Reynolds and Dr Mark Birch-Machin studied the effects of dithranol, an ointment applied to the surface of the skin.
1) Some common matrices used in polymer MALDI experiments include DHB for analytes soluble in methanol, ferulic acid and [alpha]-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid for less polar analytes soluble in tetrahydrofuran (THF), and dithranol and trans-retinoic acid for nonpolar analytes soluble in THF or toluene.