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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


myristyl nicotinate cream  listen  (mih-RIS-til NIH-kuh-TIH-nayt kreem)

  A substance being studied in the prevention of skin cancer. Myristyl nicotinate cream is also being studied as a way to help lessen the side effects of retinoic acid (a form of vitamin A) when it is used to treat skin that has been damaged by the sun. Myristyl nicotinate cream contains a form of niacin (a member of the vitamin B complex). It is a type of chemopreventive agent.