photosensitizer

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photosensitizer

[¦fōd·ō′sen·sə‚tīz·ər]
(physical chemistry)
A light-absorbing substance that initiates a photochemical or photophysical reaction in another substance (molecule), and is not consumed in the reaction.
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This study explores possible photosensitizes that could be used to kill bacterium associated with periodontal diseases using a 5mW laser at 670nm.