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View in Spanish: Gadolinio texapirina

Gadolinium texaphyrin (GA-doh-LIH-nee-um tek-SA-fih-rin)
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy, improve tumor images using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and kill cancer cells. It is a type of metalloporphyrin complex. Also called motexafin gadolinium.

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