Haematoporphyrin


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Haem`a`to`por´phy`rin

    (~pôr´fĭ`rĭn)
n.1.(Physiol. Chem.) See Hæmatoin.
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The first 20 years of anticancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) were based on the utility of the oligomeric mixture haematoporphyrin derivative (HpD) in various forms.
Haematoporphyrin derivative (HPD) and its improved version, known as Photofrin II (PII), are the most widely used photosensitizers (PS) in PDT of tumours.