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an·thra·lin 'an(t)-thrə-lən n a yellowish brown crystalline compound C14H10O3 used in the treatment of skin diseases (as psoriasis) called also dithranol

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an·thra·lin (anґthrə-lin) [USP] an anthraquinone derivative that reduces DNA synthesis and mitotic activity in hyperplastic epidermis, restoring the normal rate of epidermal cell proliferation and keratinization; used topically in the treatment of psoriasis. Called also dithranol.

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