Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride. Definition

Medical Definition: Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride

A drug used to treat actinic keratosis (a skin condition that can become cancer). Also, the drug being studied in the treatment of skin cancers basal and squamous cell and other cancers. When cells, including cancer cells, absorb aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride and then exposed to certain types of light, becomes active and kills the cells. It is a type of photosensitizing agent. Also called Levulan Levulan and Kerastick.

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