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Photosensitizing Agents (Photosensitizers) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Photosensitizers; Agents, Photosensitizing

Networked: 894 relevant articles (60 outcomes, 80 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Photosensitizing Agents is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 46 outcomes 43 studies in 563 results
  2. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis) : 4 outcomes 1 study in 30 results
  3. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 5 results
  4. Necrosis : 1 outcome 2 studies in 19 results
  5. Neoplasm Metastasis (Metastasis) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 3 results
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Drugs Related to Photosensitizing Agents

  1. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT)
  2. Dihematoporphyrin Ether (Porfimer Sodium)
  3. hypericin
  4. Hematoporphyrin Derivative
  5. protoporphyrin IX
  6. temoporfin
  7. Liposomes (Liposome)
  8. chlorin
  9. Antibodies
  10. Micelles
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Therapies Related to Photosensitizing Agents

  1. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy)
  2. Lasers (Laser)
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Optical Fibers
  5. Radiotherapy
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