Medical Definition of Azelaic Acid

By | July 28, 2018

Azelaic Acid

Azelaic Acid

 A crystalline dicarboxylic acid C9H16O4 that has antimicrobial properties and is applied topically in the treatment of acne and rosacea

Medical Definition of Acne

A disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles; specifically : a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on the face

Medical Definition of Rosacea

A chronic inflammatory skin disorder typically involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin that is characterized especially by redness, flushing, telangiectasia, inflamed lesions, burning sensation, and sometimes eye dryness and irritation and thickening of tissues especially of the nose called also acne rosacea

 

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