Tamoxifen meaning

tə-mŏksə-fĕn
A drug that is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, C26 H29 NOS, used in the form of its citrate primarily to treat breast cancer in women whose tumors are estrogen-dependent and to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women.
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A synthetic hormone, C32H37NO10, used as an estrogen-blocking drug to inhibit the growth of certain types of tumors, esp. in cases of advanced breast cancer.
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A drug that is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, C26 H29 NOS, used in the form of its citrate primarily to treat breast cancer in women whose tumors are estrogen-dependent and to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women.
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An estrogen antagonist drug used to treat advanced breast cancer in women whose tumors are estrogen-dependent and to prevent breast cancer in some women who are at high risk.
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A nonsteroidal estrogen antagonist used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer.
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Origin of tamoxifen

  • t(rans)– am(ino)– alteration of oxy– alteration of phen(ol)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition