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photosensitizing agents

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.
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  • photosensitizing effect
  • photosensitising agents
  • photosensitizers
  • photosensitisers
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