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Descriptor English:   Photosensitizing Agents 
Descriptor Spanish:   Fármacos Fotosensibilizantes 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes 
Synonyms English:   Agents, Photosensitizing
Effect, Photosensitizing
Effects, Photosensitizing
Photosensitizing Effect
Photosensitizing Effects  
Tree Number:   D27.505.954.444.600
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   note entry term PHOTOSENSITIZING EFFECT: use only for the photosensitizing effect of a chemical substance
See Related English:   Hematoporphyrin Photoradiation
PUVA Therapy
History Note English:   93 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CS chemical synthesis
CH chemistry CL classification
EC economics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UR urine
Record Number:   30619 
Unique Identifier:   D017319 

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