Definition of psoralen in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A compound present in certain plants which is used in perfumery and (in combination with ultraviolet light) to treat psoriasis and other skin disorders.
- To control itching, you may be given cholestyramine, cyproheptadine, cimetidine, or psoralen plus ultraviolet light treatment.
- Many other agents have been used to treat alopecia areata, including minoxidil, psoralen plus ultraviolet A, and anthralin (Anthra-Derm), but success rates vary.
- There are concerns about the possible risk of autoimmune diseases in psoralen plus ultraviolet A light treated patients.
Definition of psoralen in:
- US English dictionary