- A drug used to treat some types of cancer. When absorbed by cancer cells and exposed to light, porfimer sodium becomes active and kills the cancer cells. It is a type of photodynamic therapy agent. Also called Photofrin.
English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.
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Porfimer sodium — drugbox IUPAC name = | width=450 CAS number = 97067 70 4 CAS supplemental = CAS|87806 31 3 (porfimer sodium) ATC prefix = L01 ATC suffix = XD01 ATC supplemental = PubChem = 57166 DrugBank = APRD00078 C=68 | H=74 | N=8 | O=11 (for n=0) molecular… … Wikipedia
porfimer sodium — por·fi·mer sodium pȯr fə mər n a photosensitizing mixture of porphyrin oligomers that is administered by intravenous injection to induce photosensitivity in tumor cells (as of esophageal carcinoma) before subjecting them to laser light in… … Medical dictionary
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