A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) and is used in the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene is also being studied as a cancer prevention drug.

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  • raloxifene — /rə lokˈsi fēn/ noun A non hormonal drug that mimics the action of oestrogen, used to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women by increasing bone density …   Useful english dictionary

  • Raloxifene — drugbox IUPAC name = [6 hydroxy 2 (4 hydroxyphenyl) benzothiophen 3 yl] [4 [2 (1 piperidyl)ethoxy] phenyl] methanone CAS number = 84449 90 1 ATC prefix = G03 ATC suffix = XC01 PubChem = 5035 DrugBank = APRD00400 C = 28 | H = 27 | N = 1 | O = 4 |… …   Wikipedia

  • raloxifene — n. a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis that develops after the menopause. Raloxifene is a selective oestrogen receptor modulator (SERM): it mimics the protective action of oestrogen in the bones without the risk of the adverse effects… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • raloxifene — noun Etymology: ral (of unknown origin) + oxifene, alteration of oxifen (as in tamoxifen) Date: 1993 a drug used orally in the form of its hydrochloride C28H27NO4S•HCl as prophylaxis against osteoporosis after menopause …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raloxifene — noun A drug used in the treatment of osteoporosis …   Wiktionary

  • raloxifene — A selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that has estrogen agonistic effects on bone and lipid metabolism but estrogen antagonistic effects on breast and uterus; used in the prophylaxis of osteoporosis after …   Medical dictionary

  • raloxifene — ra•lox•i•fene [[t]rəˈlɒk səˌfin[/t]] n. pha a drug, C28H27NO4prescribed primarily to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis …   From formal English to slang

  • raloxifene — /rəˈlɒksəfin/ (say ruh loksuhfeen) noun a SERM used in the treatment of breast cancer and of osteoporosis in menopausal women …  

  • raloxifene hydrochloride — ral·ox·i·fene hy·dro·chlo·ride (ral okґsĭ fēn) a selective estrogen receptor modulator that has estrogenlike effects on bone, increasing bone mineral density, and on lipid metabolism, decreasing total and LDL cholesterol, but not on… …   Medical dictionary

  • Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene — The Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene or STAR is a clinical trial designed determine how the drug raloxifene compares with the drug tamoxifen in reducing the incidence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are at increased risk of the… …   Wikipedia

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