Definition of raloxifene in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈläksəˌfēn/

Entry from US English dictionary


A drug that is prescribed mainly for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, and for the prevention of breast cancer.
Example sentences
  • Raloxifine, which is marketed for treating osteoporosis, is referred to as a designer estrogen.
  • One was receiving raloxifine and ibandronate (Boniva) and the other was receiving raloxifine and teriparatide (Forteo).

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Syllabification: ral·ox·i·fene

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