methyl-5-aminolevulinate

(MEH-thul-5-uh-MEE-noh-LEH-vyoo-LIH-nayt)

A drug used in photodynamic therapy; it is absorbed by tumor cells and, when exposed to light, becomes active and kills the cancer cells.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "methyl-5-aminolevulinate"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "metil-5-aminolevulinato"

Medicamento usado en la terapia fotodinámica. Las células del tumor lo absorben y, cuando se expone a la luz, se vuelve activo y destruye las células cancerosas.