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  • adj. Of or pertaining to azelaic acid or its derivatives

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, CO2H-(CH2)7CO2H, formed by the oxidation of castor-oil, cocoanut oil, or Chinese wax. It crystallizes in leaflets which melt at 106° C. Also called lepargylic acid and anchoic acid.


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From azo + Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (elaion, "olive tree") + -ic


  • If your child has lots of bumps or if they’re on the face, a doc may use a prescription-strength acne medicine called azelaic acid to reduce the risk of scarring.

    You Raising Your Child

  • Stopping an offending drug or treating an underlying condition probably won’t cause the patches to fade, but they may be lightened somewhat by using a nonprescription bleaching cream containing hydroquinone (Black & White Bleaching Cream, Esoterica), either alone or together with a prescription exfoliating cream such as azelaic acid (Azelex) or tretinoin (Renova).

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  • Two prescription antimicrobial drugs, metronidazole (MetroGel and generic) and azelaic acid (Finacea), can control eruptions.

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  • A doctor can prescribe a topical antibiotic such as metronidazole MetroGel, which works as a powerful anti-inflammatory, or Finacea, made from azelaic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties, to control symptoms.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • FDA approves azelaic acid gel 15% for rosacea treatment.

    Forgotten Veterans of Cold War Experiments

  • Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, and vitamin A creams or gels are all simple and effective methods for reducing acne.

    You Being Beautiful

  • Ask your doctor about the prescription drug Finacea, a topical gel containing azelaic acid.

    The Seattle Times

  • These comedones form due to plugging of the pores by sebum and old skin cells (keratin). benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.

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  • When the pathogen Pseudomonas syringae attacks the plant, it greatly increases its production of azelaic acid, which is then transported via the plant's vascular system to other parts of the plant.

    Medindia Health News

  • The team, which includes Tim Tschaplinski of the Department of Energy's ORNL, has determined that azelaic acid has a role in priming the immunity response in Arabidopsis, a small flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard. News Feed


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