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aminolevulinic acid

noun ami·no·lev·u·lin·ic acid \ ə-ˌmē-nō-ˌlev-yə-ˌli-nik- \
variants: also 5-aminolevulinic acid

medical Definition of aminolevulinic acid

:a drug applied to the face and scalp in the form of its hydrochloride C5H9NO3·HCl to make the skin sensitive to light in photodynamic treatment especially of actinic keratoses abbreviation ALA
Note: Aminolevulinic acid is marketed under the trademark Levulan.

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