photodynamic therapy

Treatment with drugs that become active when exposed to light. These drugs kill cancer cells.

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  • Photodynamic therapy — (PDT), matured as a feasible medical technology in the 1980s at several institutions throughout the world, is a third level Clarifyme|date=September 2008 treatment for cancer involving three key components: a photosensitizer, light, and tissue… …   Wikipedia

  • PhotoDynamic Therapy — La Photo Dynamic Therapy est utilisée grâce a l inoculation de noyaux porphyrines dans la tumeur et un rayonnement ciblé sur ces noyaux permet la destruction de la tumeur. En effet les certaines porphyrines ont tendance à se concentrer dans les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Photodynamic therapy — Treatment that destroys cancer cells with lasers and drugs that become active when exposed to light. * * * (PDT, photoradiation therapy, phototherapy, photochemotherapy) a treatment for some types of superficial cancers. A photosensitizing agent… …   Medical dictionary

  • photodynamic therapy — PDT; = photoradiation therapy; = phototherapy; = photochemotherapy 1) a treatment for some types of superficial cancers. A light sensitive agent is injected into the bloodstream and remains in cancer cells for a longer time than in normal cells.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • photodynamic therapy — Therapeutic approach in which a light sensitive prodrug is given and then the target area (usually a tumour) is illuminated to generate the active drug in the right place …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • photodynamic therapy — noun A treatment for some forms of cancer and some skin disorders, involving the use of photosensitive chemicals, and controlled and directed laser beams …   Wiktionary

  • photodynamic — Relating to the energy or force exerted by light. [photo + G. dynamis, force] * * * pho·to·dy·nam·ic dī nam ik adj of, relating to, or having the property of intensifying or inducing a toxic reaction to light (as the destruction of cancer cells… …   Medical dictionary

  • therapy — 1. The treatment of disease or disorder by any method. SEE ALSO: therapeutics. 2. In psychiatry, and clinical psychology, a short term for psychotherapy. SEE ALSO: psychotherapy …   Medical dictionary

  • photoradiation therapy — photodynamic therapy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Light therapy — Intervention Bright light therapy is a common treatment for seasonal affective disorder and for circadian rhythm disorders. ICD 10 PCS …   Wikipedia

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