Hexyl 5-aminolevulinate

What is Hexyl 5-aminolevulinate?

Hexyl 5-aminolevulinate meaning A substance that is used to find and kill tumor cells. It enters tumor cells and becomes activated when exposed to a special type of light. A chemical reaction causes the cells to produce fluorescent light and die.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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