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PUVA

1.
a therapy for psoriasis combining the oral drug psoralen and high-intensity long-wave ultraviolet light.
Origin of PUVA
p(soralen) + UV-A ultraviolet light of a wavelength between 320 and 400 nanometers
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PUVA in Medicine

PUVA (pōō'və, pyōō'-)
n.
Psoralen and ultraviolet light; a treatment for psoriasis combining the oral administration of psoralen with subsequent exposure to long wavelength ultraviolet light.

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