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Photosensitizing Agents

"Photosensitizing Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Photosensitizing Agents" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Photosensitizing Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 14 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2015
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