actinic


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to actinic: actinic radiation, actinic cheilitis

actinic

[‚ak′tin·ik]
(physics)
Pertaining to electromagnetic radiation capable of initiating photochemical reactions, as in photography or the fading of pigments.

actinic

Pertaining to shortwave electromagnetic radiation capable of initiating photochemical reactions, as in photography or the fading of pigments. Because of the particularly strong action of ultraviolet radiation on photochemical processes, the term has come to be almost synonymous with ultraviolet, as in actinic rays.
References in periodicals archive ?
8]] The number of patients with actinic keratosis is rapidly growing, especially in Europe, the US and Australia.
Other forms of squamous cell carcinoma include keratoacanthoma, actinic chelitis, and Bowen's disease.
Data Source: A 4-year prospective study of 1,131 elderly participants, most of whom were male, who developed 3,291 periocular actinic keratoses.
The double-blind, placebo-controlled trial looked at 240 subjects ages 37 to 87 years with 10 to 40 actinic keratoses at eight U.
Sun safety is necessary to help prevent actinic keratoses from recurring or developing in the first place.
For his prize, Mr Stephenson chose an Actinic business software package, which he had used on the course.
Because Northwest Coatings and Actinic both have a strong technological base and are also extremely customer-focused, the acquisition has been a perfect fit," Mr.
Northwest Coatings and Actinic possess leading edge technologies, and each has always had respect for each other's technical capabilities and customer focus," says Jeffrey Holdsberg, president and CEO of NWC.
Metvix is approved for non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, BCC) and pre-cancerous skin lesions, actinic keratosis (AK), in most European countries and New Zealand, while market authorizations are pending in other countries.
Around 96 per cent have never heard of actinic keratoses and almost half would ask a friend or relative to look at a mark on their skin rather than a health professional.
The research, by NOP, found 96 per cent of people in Britain had not heard of actinic keratoses.