aromatase inhibitor

(uh-ROH-muh-tays in-HIH-bih-ter)

A drug that prevents the formation of estradiol, a female hormone, by interfering with an aromatase enzyme. Aromatase inhibitors are used as a type of hormone therapy for postmenopausal women who have hormone-dependent breast cancer.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "aromatase inhibitor"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "inhibidor de la aromatasa"

Medicamento que previene la formación de estradiol, una hormona femenina, al interferir con la enzima aromatasa. Los inhibidores de la aromatasa se utilizan como un tipo de terapia hormonal en las mujeres posmenopáusicas que padecen de cáncer de mama dependiente de hormonas.

Aromatase Inhibitors