- hepatogenous photosensitization
- photosensitization caused by accumulation in body tissues of a photosensitizing substance, usually because of inadequate clearance through the liver; it often occurs in ruminants when plants break down in the stomach under anaerobic conditions and form phylloerythrin.
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