exemestane

exemestane
A drug used to treat advanced breast cancer and to prevent recurrent breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have already been treated with tamoxifen. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Exemestane causes a decrease in the amount of estrogen made by the body. It belongs to the family of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. Also called Aromasin.

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  • Exemestane — drugbox IUPAC name = 10,13 dimethyl 6 methylidene 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 decahydrocyclopenta [a] phenanthrene 3,17 dione CAS number = 107868 30 4 ATC prefix = L02 ATC suffix = BG06 ATC supplemental = PubChem = 60198 DrugBank = APRD00144 C =… …   Wikipedia

  • exemestane — noun A steroidal aromatase inhibitor …   Wiktionary

  • exemestane — exe·mes·tane (ek″sə mesґtān) an aromatase inhibitor structurally related to androstenedione; used as an antineoplastic in the treatment of advanced breast carcinoma in postmenopausal women, administered orally …   Medical dictionary

  • exemestane — n.; see aromatase inhibitor …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • EXE — exemestane …   Medical dictionary

  • EXE — • exemestane …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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  • Aromatase inhibitor — Aromatase inhibitors (AI) are a class of drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer and ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women that block the aromatase enzyme.Type I and IIAIs are categorized into two types: [cite journal |author=Mokbel K… …   Wikipedia

  • Estrogen — Estriol. Note two hydroxyl ( OH) groups attached to the D ring (rightmost ring) …   Wikipedia

  • Mastectomy — Intervention Mastectomy patient ICD 9 CM 85.4 …   Wikipedia

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