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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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ibuprofen, ketoprofen, piroxicam, diclofenac), cardiovascular drugs (furosemide, amiodarone, thiazides), antibiotics (tetracyclines, ciprofloxacin, sulfonamides), psoralens, neuroleptic drugs such as phenothiazines (especially chlorpromazine), oral contraceptives, retinoids (isotretinoin, acitretin), antifungals, etc.
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2013) established a GC-MS method for the quantitative determination of eight coumarins including coumarin, isopsoralen, psoralen, xanthotoxin, bergapten, osthole, imperatorin, and oxypeucedanin in rat plasma after oral administration of a mixture of compounds at a dose of 10 mg/kg of each analyte.
These interactions are captured in a global manner by the method Sequencing of Psoralen crosslinked, Ligated, and Selected Hybrids (SPLASH).
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Precaution should be taken when tetracyclines, psoralen, fluoroquinolones, and NSAIDs are prescribed to patients who live in sunny areas or work in the desert, or when doxycycline is prescribed for malaria prophylaxis for travelers to tropical endemic areas.
The predominant compounds were epoxycaryophyllene (3), isopsoralen (6), psoralen (7) and bakuchiol (9).
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Other treatments that were found effective are psoralen and UVA/UVB for skin and nail disease, physiotherapy for axial disease, intra-articular steroids for peripheral arthritis, and NSAIDs for peripheral arthritis and axial disease (J Rheum.
European companies stopped using psoralens as "tanning activators" in 1996, after studies reported that people who used psoralen-containing sunscreens had a higher risk of melanoma.
Celery is full of vitamin C, as well as other, less-pronounceable antioxidants, such as lunularin, bergapten, psoralen, quercetin, and apigenin.