[ sawr-uh-luh n, sohr- ]
/ ˈsɔr ə lən, ˈsoʊr- /
a toxic substance, C11H6O3, found in certain plants, including parsnips, used to increase the response to ultraviolet light in the treatment of severe cases of acne and psoriasis.
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Also called furocoumarin.
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Medical definitions for psoralen
[ sôr′ə-lən ]
Any of a group of chemical compounds found naturally in certain plants that are used in the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo.
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