photosensitizer
noun see photosensitize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • photosensitizer — See photosensitize. * * * …   Universalium

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  • photosensitizer — pho·to·sen·si·ti·zer (fo″to senґsĭ ti″zər) an agent that causes photosensitization …   Medical dictionary

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  • photosensitizer — A drug used in photodynamic therapy. When absorbed by cancer cells and exposed to light, the drug becomes active and kills the cancer cells. Also called photosensitizing agent …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • photosensitizer — “+ noun : a substance (as a dye) capable of sensitizing a material (as photographic film or paper) to rays to which it is not normally sensitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Photodynamic therapy — (PDT), matured as a feasible medical technology in the 1980s at several institutions throughout the world, is a third level Clarifyme|date=September 2008 treatment for cancer involving three key components: a photosensitizer, light, and tissue… …   Wikipedia

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