exemestane

noun
exe·​mes·​tane | \ ˌek-sə-ˈmes-ˌtān How to pronounce exemestane (audio) \

Medical Definition of exemestane

: an antineoplastic drug C20H24O2 that is taken orally in the treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Note: Exemestane is a steroidal aromatase inhibitor that suppresses the synthesis of estrogen, a hormone that acts as a growth factor for breast cancer cells. It is marketed under the trademark Aromasin.

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“Exemestane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/exemestane. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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