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Photosensitizing Agents

"Photosensitizing Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
Drugs that are pharmacologically inactive but when exposed to ultraviolet radiation or sunlight are converted to their active metabolite to produce a beneficial reaction affecting the diseased tissue. These compounds can be administered topically or systemically and have been used therapeutically to treat psoriasis and various types of neoplasms.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Photosensitizing Agents" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Photosensitizing Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publication.