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a therapy for psoriasis combining the oral drug psoralen and high-intensity long-wave ultraviolet light.
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Origin of PUVA
p(soralen) + UV-A ultraviolet light of a wavelength between 320 and 400 nanometers
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Medical definitions for PUVA
[ pōō′və, pyōō′- ]
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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