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raloxifene

noun ral·ox·i·fene \ˌra-ˈläk-sə-ˌfēn\

Definition of RALOXIFENE

:  a drug used orally in the form of its hydrochloride C28H27NO4S·HCl as prophylaxis against osteoporosis after menopause

Origin of RALOXIFENE

ral- (of unknown origin) + -oxifene, alteration of -oxifen (as in tamoxifen)
First Known Use: 1993
Medical Dictionary

raloxifene

noun ral·ox·i·fene \ˌral-ˈäk-sə-ˌfēn\

Medical Definition of RALOXIFENE

:  a selective estrogen receptor modulator that is administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C28H27NO4S·HCl as prophylaxis against osteoporosis after menopause, that binds with estrogen receptors to act as an estrogen agonist promoting bone mineralization and lipid metabolism, and that is believed to spare breast and uterine tissues the cancer-producing effects of estrogen by acting as an estrogen antagonist in those tissues—see evista

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