Medical Definition of Dihematoporphyrin ether

1. The purified component of haematoporphyrin derivative, it consists of a mixture of oligomeric porphyrins. It is used in photodynamic therapy (haematoporphyrin photoradiation) to treat malignant lesions with visible light and experimentally as an antiviral agent. It is the first drug to be approved in the use of photodynamic therapy in the united states. Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, antiviral agents, dermatologic agents. Chemical name: 21H,23H-Porphine-2,18-dipropanoic acid, 7-(1-(1-(8,12-bis(2-carboxyethyl)-17-(1-hydroxyethyl)-3,7,13,18-tetramethyl-21H,23H-porphin-2-yl)ethoxy)ethyl)-12-(1-hydroxyethyl)-3,8,13,17-tetramethyl- (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dihematoporphyrin Ether

digynia
digynian
digynous
dihadron
dihalide
dihalides
dihdroxyindole-carboxylic acid oxidase
dihedra
dihedral
dihedral angle
dihedral angles
dihedrals
dihedron
dihedrons
dihematoporphyrin ether (current term)
diheterabenzene
diheterabenzenes
diheterozygote
dihexagonal
dihole
dihybrid
dihybrid cross
dihybrids
dihydralazine
dihydrate
dihydrated
dihydrates
dihydrazone
dihydrazones

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