Antiestrogen


Antiestrogen

An antiestrogen is a substance that blocks the activity of estrogens, the family of hormones that promote the development and maintenance of female sex characteristics.

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* [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db_alpha.aspx?CdrID=44813 Antiestrogen] entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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