fluorescein sodium injection

Definition / meaning of fluorescein sodium injection

An injectable form of the sodium salt of the fluorophore fluorescein. Fluorescein responds to electromagnetic radiation between the wavelengths of 465-490 nm and fluoresces, emitting light at wavelengths of 520-530 nm that can be detected visually.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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