aminolevulinic acid


ami·​no·​lev·​u·​lin·​ic acid ə-ˌmē-nō-ˌlev-yə-ˌli-nik- How to pronounce aminolevulinic acid (audio)
variants also 5-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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“Aminolevulinic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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