selective estrogen receptor modulator

selective estrogen receptor modulator n any of a class of drugs (as raloxifene or tamoxifen) that bind with estrogen receptors and act as estrogen agonists in some tissues and estrogen antagonists in other tissues abbr. SERM

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(SERM) an agent that activates some estrogen receptors but not others, thereby having estrogenlike effects on target tissues (such as bone) without affecting other tissues that have estrogen receptors.

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