Definition of anastrozole in English:

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Pronunciation: /anˈastrəˌzōl/


A nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor used in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. It has been observed to have fewer adverse side effects than tamoxifen.
Example sentences
  • Perhaps we could get rid of 70% of breast cancer by using anastrozole as a preventive therapy.
  • Much of the success for the development of tamoxifen, goserilin, and anastrozole in the treatment of early or metastatic breast cancer can be attributed to Ian's ceaseless energy and zeal.
  • The Food and Drug Administration approved anastrozole for cancer treatment in 1996, and another drug letrozole in 1997.
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