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View in Spanish: Metoxaleno

Methoxsalen (meh-THOX-uh-len)
A drug used together with UV light to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, and skin nodules of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. It is also being studied in the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. It belongs to the family of drugs called psoralens and furocoumarins.

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