Tamoxifen

Ta*mox"i*fen

(t*mk"s*fn), n. a chemical compound (C26H29NO) which is non-steroidal but physiogically active as an estrogen antagonist. It is used to treat postmenopausal breast cancer. Chemically it is 1-p-dimethylaminoethoxyphenyl-trans-1,2-diphenyl-but-1-ene. It can be obtained as a white crystalline powder. [MI11]
Syn. -- Kessar; Noltam; Nolvadex; Tamofen; Tamoxasta; Terimon; Xynoplex. [PJC]

 

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