photophoresis


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ex·tra·cor·po·re·al pho·to·pho·re·sis

destruction of cells separated from blood in an extracorporeal flow system by ultraviolet activation of chemotherapeutic agents such as psoralens.

photophoresis

(fo-to-for-e'sis)
A technique used in treating cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It incorporates exposure of a lymphocyte-enriched blood fraction, obtained by use of apheresis to ultraviolet A light after the patient has ingested the cytotoxic agent 8-methoxypsoralen.
Synonym: extracorporeal photochemotherapy
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