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Photosensitizing Agents MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Photosensitizing Agents
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.954.444.600
D27.505.954.600.710
Unique ID
D017319
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017319
Annotation
note entry term PHOTOSENSITIZING EFFECT: use only for the photosensitizing effect of a chemical substance
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Photosensitizer
Photosensitizers
Photosensitizing Agent
Photosensitizing Effect
Photosensitizing Effects
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 60
See Also
Hematoporphyrin Photoradiation
Photochemotherapy
PUVA Therapy
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Photosensitizing Agents Preferred
Photosensitizing Effect Related
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