phototoxis

phototoxis

An older, nonspecific term for any disease or dysfunction:
(1) Induced by (ultraviolet) light; e.g., photoxicity; or
(2) Resulting from ingestion of a photosensitising substance followed by exposure to the appropriate wavelength of light; i.e., drug-induced photosensitivity.
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