Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A selective estrogen receptor modulator, C28H27NO4S, used in the form of its hydrochloride primarily to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

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  • noun medicine A drug used in the treatment of osteoporosis

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ral-, of unknown origin + (eth)oxy + alteration and blend of phen(yl) and –ene.]

Examples

  • Additionally, a newer drug called raloxifene, which is sold as Evista, does nearly as well and is, according to testing, safer.

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  • The medications most frequently used now are the bisphosphonates alendronate (brand name Fosamax) or risedronate (Actonel) and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) called raloxifene (Evista).

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The medications most frequently used now are the bisphosphonates alendronate (brand name Fosamax) or risedronate (Actonel) and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) called raloxifene (Evista).

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The medications most frequently used now are the bisphosphonates alendronate (brand name Fosamax) or risedronate (Actonel) and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) called raloxifene (Evista).

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The medications most frequently used now are the bisphosphonates alendronate (brand name Fosamax) or risedronate (Actonel) and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) called raloxifene (Evista).

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • This research gave an osteoporosis drug called raloxifene, a cancer drug called fulvestrant or no treatment to mice that were genetically engineered to develop cervical cancer when treated with oestrogen.

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  • Chung then tested a second drug, raloxifene, which is used to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis, to make sure that the first results weren't a fluke.

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  • Chung then tested a second drug, raloxifene, which is used to treat breast cancer and osteoporosis, to make sure that the first results weren't a fluke.

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  • Tamoxifen and a similar drug called raloxifene do cut risk, but so far haven't been proven to prevent deaths from breast cancer.

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  • Selective estrogen receptor modulators are a large group of drugs that such as raloxifene

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