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Introduction: Tamoxifen

Description of Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen (medical condition): Tamoxifen is a drug used to reduce the risk of developing...more »

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Human carcinogen -Tamoxifen:
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Tamoxifen: A drug used to treat breast cancer, and to prevent it in women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. Tamoxifen blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the breast. It belongs to the family of drugs called antiestrogens.
Source: National Institute of Health

Tamoxifen: An antineoplastic nonsteroidal selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). Tamoxifen competitively inhibits the binding of estradiol to estrogen receptors, thereby preventing the receptor from binding to the estrogen-response element on DNA. The result is a reduction in DNA synthesis and cellular response to estrogen. In addition, tamoxifen up-regulates the production of transforming growth factor B (TGFb), a factor that inhibits tumor cell growth, and down-regulates insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a factor that stimulates breast cancer cell growth. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Tamoxifen: selective estrogen receptor modulator; it is agonist for bone tissue and cholesterol metabolism but antagonist in mammary and uterine tissues.
Source: CRISP

Tamoxifen: One of the SELECTIVE ESTROGEN RECEPTOR MODULATORS with tissue-specific activities. Tamoxifen acts as an anti-estrogen (inhibiting agent) in the mammary tissue, but as an estrogen (stimulating agent) in cholesterol metabolism, bone density, and cell proliferation in the ENDOMETRIUM.
Source: MeSH 2007

Tamoxifen: Related Topics

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Drug name confusion

Because many drug names share similar spellings or sound almost identical when spoken, it is possible to mistake the name of a particular medication. Other drugs that are sometimes confused with Tamoxifen include:

Tamoxifen as a Disease

Tamoxifen: Another name for Human carcinogen -Tamoxifen (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Human carcinogen -Tamoxifen
  »Symptoms of Human carcinogen -Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen: Related Diseases

Tamoxifen: Tamoxifen is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Tamoxifen (Human carcinogen -Tamoxifen)

Some of the symptoms of Tamoxifen incude:

  • Increased risk of cancer - particularly uterine cancer

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Tamoxifen

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Tamoxifen can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Tamoxifen

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