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Photosensitizing Agent

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Photosensitizing Agent Definition

Drugs that are pharmacologically inactive but when exposed to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight are converted to their active metabolite to produce a beneficial reaction affecting the diseased tissue. These compounds can be administered topically or systemically and have been used therapeutically to treat psoriasis and various types of neoplasms.

Photosensitizing Agent Synonyms

Photosensitizing Agent, Photosensitizer, Photosensitizers, photosensitizer

Terms in Photosensitizing Agent category

Aminolevulinic Acid
Aminolevulinic Acid Hydrochloride
Chloroaluminum Phthalocyanine
Hexyl 5-Aminolevulinate
Methyl Aminolevulinate
Methyl Aminolevulinate Hydrochloride
Palladium-Bacteriochlorophyll Derivative WST11
Porfimer Sodium
Silicon Phthalocyanine 4
Taporfin Sodium
Tin Ethyl Etiopurpurin
Verteporfin C Isomer
Verteporfin D Isomer

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