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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



methoxsalen  listen  (meh-THOK-suh-len)

  A drug used together with UV light to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, and skin nodules of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It is also being studied in the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. It belongs to the family of drugs called psoralens and furocoumarins.