ATRA. Definition

Medical Definition: ATRA

Nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. ATRA is made in the body from vitamin A and helps cells to grow and develop, especially in the embryo. One way to ATRA produced in the laboratory are applied to the skin to treat conditions such as acne and is taken by mouth to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (fast-growing cancer in which too many cells are formed in the blood and hematopoietic bone marrow). ATRA is being studied in the prevention and treatment of other cancers. Also called vitamin A acid, retinoic acid, all-trans retinoic acid, and tretinoin.

* Automatic translation