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View in Spanish: éter de dihematoporfirina

Dihematoporphyrin ether (dy-HEE-muh-toh-POR-fih-rin EE-ther)
Used in photodynamic therapy, a drug that is absorbed by tumor cells; when exposed to light, it becomes active and kills the cancer cells.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.