OBO ID: CHEBI:132969
Term Name: 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 4-carboxy-2-oxobutan-1-aminium chloride
  • 5-amino-4-oxopentanoic acid hydrochloride
  • 5-aminolevulinic acid.HCl
  • AMELUZ
  • Aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride
  • delta-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride
  • Levulan
  • Levulan Kerastick
Definition: A hydrochloride that is the monohydrochloride of 5-aminolevulinic acid. It is metabolised to protoporphyrin IX, a photoactive compound which accumulates in the skin. Used in combination with blue light illumination for the treatment of minimally to moderately thick actinic keratosis of the face or scalp.
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Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available