aromatase inhibitor


noun

any of a class of drugs that inhibit the action of aromatase: used in the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer

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Medical definitions for aromatase inhibitor

aromatase inhibitor

n.

A drug that inhibits tumor growth, especially breast cancer, by inhibiting the enzyme aromatase and thereby lowering estrogen levels in the blood or in tumor tissues.
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