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noun \ˌpē-(ˌ)yü-(ˌ)vē-ˈā\

Medical Definition of PUVA

  1. :  treatment for psoriasis that involves the administration of psoralen to photosensitize the skin followed by exposure to UVA radiation <Clearing of psoriasis usually requires about 24 PUVA treatments, and remissions typically last from 3 to 6 months.—Robert S. Stern, The New England Journal of Medicine, 16 Aug. 2007>

Origin and Etymology of puva

psoralen ultraversusiolet A

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