methoxsalen

noun

me·​thox·​sa·​len me-ˈthäk-sə-lən How to pronounce methoxsalen (audio)
: a drug C12H8O4 used to increase the production of melanin in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet light and in the treatment of vitiligo

called also 8-methoxypsoralen, xanthotoxin

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“Methoxsalen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/methoxsalen. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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