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psoralen

Pronunciation: sor'a-len

Definition: A phototoxic drug used by topical or oral administration for the treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis. Also present in oil of bergamot perfume and in fruits and vegetables such as limes, which may cause photosensitization.

See Also: PUVA

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