- por·fi·mer sodium 'pȯr-fə-mər- n a photosensitizing mixture of porphyrin oligomers that is administered by intravenous injection to induce photosensitivity in tumor cells (as of esophageal carcinoma) before subjecting them to laser light in photodynamic therapy see photofrin
* * *por·fi·mer so·di·um (porґfĭ-mər) a hematoporphyrin derivative used as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy for esophageal carcinoma and nonâ€“small cell lung carcinoma; administered intravenously.
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