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n. abnormal reaction of the skin to sunlight. This characterizes certain skin diseases (see photodermatosis). Photosensitivity reactions may also occur in those taking such drugs as thiazide diuretics, furosemide, amiodarone, and NSAIDs. In these cases the effect may resemble severe sunburn. —photosensitiveadj.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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