Medical Definition of Photopheresis

1. A process in which peripheral blood is exposed in an extracorporeal flow system to photoactivated 8-methoxypsoralen (methoxsalen) and ultraviolet light - a procedure known as puva therapy. Photopheresis is at present a standard therapy for advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; it shows promise in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photopheresis

photopathy
photopatterned
photopatterning
photopeak
photopeaks
photoperceptive
photoperiod
photoperiodic
photoperiodism
photoperiodisms
photoperiods
photoperturbation
photoperturbations
photophase
photophases
photopheresis (current term)
photophilic
photophobia
photophobias
photophobic
photophone
photophones
photophonic
photophony
photophore
photophores
photophoresis
photophoretic
photophosphorylase
photophosphorylation

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