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psoralen

 [sor´ah-len]
any of the constituents of certain plants, such as Psoralea corylifolia, that have the ability to produce phototoxic dermatitis when an individual is first exposed to it and then to sunlight; certain perfumes and drugs, such as methoxsalen, contain psoralens.

psor·a·len

(sōr'ă-len),
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.

psoralen

/psor·a·len/ (sor´ah-len) any of the constituents of certain plants (e.g., Psoralea corylifolia ) that have the ability to produce phototoxic dermatitis on subsequent exposure of the individual to sunlight; certain perfumes and drugs (e.g., methoxsalen) contain psoralens.

psoralen

(sôr′ə-lən)
n.
Any of a group of chemical compounds found in certain plants, used to treat psoriasis and vitiligo.

psoralen

Therapeutics A class of furocoumarins used to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions

psor·a·len

(sōr'ă-len)
A phototoxic drug used topically or orally to treat vitiligo and psoriasis; present in oil of bergamot perfume and in fruits and vegetables such as limes, which may cause photosensitization.

Psoralen

A family of photosensitizing chemicals that can be found in lemons, celery, and other plants. Chemically synthesized versions are used to augment the effects of UVA light treatments.

psoralen

drug increasing skin sensitivity to ultraviolet light; psoralen in conjunction with ultraviolet A light (PUVA) is used to treat psoriasis

psoralen

a furanocoumarin, one of the constituents of certain plants (e.g. Psoralea corylifolia) that have the ability to produce phototoxic dermatitis in humans when an individual is first exposed to it and then to sunlight; certain perfumes and drugs (e.g. methoxsalen) contain psoralens.
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Using limes and synthetic psoralens to enhance solar disinfection of water (SODIS): a laboratory evaluation with norovirus, Escherichia coli, and M52.
5 Tender entheseal points [less than or equal to] 1 Table 3 PsA Treatments (9-17) Skin Peripheral and nail Axial arthritis disease disease NSAIDs X X Intra-articular steroids X Topicals X Physiotherapy X Psoralen UVA/UVB X DMARDS (MTX, CsA, SSA, Lef) X X Biologics (anti-TNF antagonists) X X X Dactylitis Enthesitis NSAIDs Intra-articular steroids Topicals Physiotherapy Psoralen UVA/UVB DMARDS (MTX, CsA, SSA, Lef) Biologics (anti-TNF antagonists) X X Anti-TNF = tumor necrosis factor inhibitor; CsA = cyclosporin A; DMARD = disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; LEF = leflunomide; MTX = methotrexate; NSAID = nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; SSZ = sulfasalazine.
Pediatrik hasta grubu, sistemik ajanlardan ve onlarin potansiyel yan etkilerinden mumkun oldugunca korumaya calistigimiz ozel bir gruptur ve pediatrik hastalarda fototerapi basligi altinda baslica darbant ultraviyole B (dbUVB), genisbant ultraviyole B (UVB), psoralen ultraviyole A (PUVA) ve excimer lazer tedavileri sayilabilir.
The CTCL had been managed with excision biopsy followed by Psoralen + UVA (PUVA) therapy.
Dermatologists say that a compound called Psoralen is to blame, as this increases the skin's vulnerability to UV rays.
Initial therapy consisted of psoralen and ultraviolet A light (PUVA) and subsequently an induction course of intravenous infliximab at 5 mg/kg on weeks 0, 2, and 6.
Liquiritigenin Antioxidant, age spot Psoralea corylifolia Psoralen, Bavachinin Anti-inflammatory Rumex maritimus Rumarin, Chrysophanic acid Skin whitening Rubia cardifolia Purpurin, Munjistin Anti-inflammatory Terminalia arjuna Arjunic acid Antioxidant Terminalia chebula Chebulagic, Chebulinic acid Antioxidant Tinospora cordifolia Tinosporine, Tinosporide Anti-inflammatory Tamarix gallica Tamarixin
She did not have epidermodysplasia verruciformis, psoriasis, or a history of treatment with psoralen and ultraviolet A (PUVA).
May topical treatments contribute to affect the eyes like psoralen skin coloring, in some cases.
NPUVA: this is a time-consuming treatment of using special ultraviolet tanning lights after taking a drug called a psoralen.
That activates the psoralen molecules so they bind to three of the DNA and RNA building blocks and encourages them to form abnormal bonds that essentially zip up the genetic material.