selective estrogen receptor modulator(redirected from Selective estrogen receptor modulators)
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Related to Selective estrogen receptor modulators: raloxifene, Aromatase inhibitors
a specific inductor or agent that brings out characteristics peculiar to a definite region.
selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM),
pharmaceutical agent with selective estrogen receptor affinity; current preparations have a primary effect on bone and cardiovascular tissues and less effect on endometrial, genital, and breast tissues.
selective estrogen receptor modulator
Abbr. SERM Any of a group of nonsteroidal drugs, such as raloxifene and tamoxifen, that bind to estrogen receptors and act in some cases as estrogen agonists and in others as estrogen antagonists.
selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)
an agent that activates some estrogen receptors but not others, thereby having estrogen-like effects on target tissues without affecting other tissues that have estrogen receptors.
selective estrogen receptor modulatorDesigner estrogen, SERM Therapeutics A drug–eg, idoxifene, raloxifene–Evista®, which, like estrogen, prevents bone loss and ↓ cholesterol but, unlike estrogen, does not stimulate the endometrium and breast and thus does not ↑ risk of breast and endometrial CA. See Estrogen receptor, Raloxifene.
se·lec·tive es·tro·gen re·cep·tor mod·u·la·tor(SERM) (sĕ-lek'tiv es'trŏ-jen rĕ-sep'tŏr mod'yū-lā'tŏr)
Pharmaceutical agent with selective estrogen receptor affinity; current preparations have a primary effect on bone and cardiovascular tissues and less effect on endometrial, genital, and breast tissues.
Selective estrogen receptor modulator
A hormonal preparation that offers the beneficial effects of hormone replacement therapy without the increased risk of breast and uterine cancer associated with HRT.
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