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tr.v. pho·to·sen·si·tized, pho·to·sen·si·tiz·ing, pho·to·sen·si·tiz·es
To make (an organism, a cell, or a substance) photosensitive.

pho′to·sen′si·tiz′er n.


(ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪzə) or


(Pharmacology) pharmacol US a drug, food, or other chemical that increases sensitivity to light and other visible photons
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Also, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment which also uses photosensitizing agents (e.
Clinicians need to consider the initial investment for required laser devices as well as the cost of photosensitizing agents and maintenance.
Some of the drugs which have been implicated are anticonvulsants & photosensitizing agents.
Transient photosensitivity is the most hindering complication, although newer photosensitizing agents are shortening its duration.
The two available photosensitizing agents appear to be essentially equivalent for this form of therapy, although methyl aminolevulinate tends to be more selective for the sebaceous glands.
Diagnostic applications of "phototesting" utilize local light applications that assist in detecting photosensitizing agents.