selective estrogen receptor modulator

Pronunciation: (seh-LEK-tiv ES-truh-jin reh-SEP-ter MAH-juh-lay-ter)

A drug that acts like estrogen on some tissues but blocks the effect of estrogen on other tissues. Tamoxifen and raloxifene are selective estrogen receptor modulators. Also called SERM.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-01-16