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Medical Term:

raloxifene

Pronunciation: ral-ox'i-fen

Definition: 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 menopause.

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