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A drug that is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, C26H29NOS, used in the form of its citrate primarily to treat breast cancer in women whose tumors are estrogen-dependent and to prevent breast cancer in high-risk women.
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(Pathology) a drug that antagonizes the action of oestrogen and is used to treat breast cancer and some types of infertility in women
[C20: altered from t(rans-) + am(ine) + oxy-2 + phen(ol)]
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ta•mox•i•fen(təˈmɒk sə fən, -ˌfɛn)
a drug, C26H29NO, that blocks the estrogen receptors on cancer cells, used to treat breast cancer and to prevent recurrence or occurrence of breast cancer in high-risk people.
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|Noun||1.||tamoxifen - an antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer|
antagonist - a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
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