Selective estrogen receptor modulators. (Featured CME Topic).Featured CME CME
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Date of Original Release: May 1, 2003
Term of Approval: 1 Year * Credit Expires: May 1, 2004
Estimated Time for Completion: 1 Hour
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Purpose and Objectives
SERMS (selective estrogen receptor modulators) are a heterogeneous group of compounds that are able to bind to to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife s>.
See also: Bind the estrogen receptor estrogen receptor A protein of a superfamily of nuclear receptors for small hydrophilic ligands–eg, steroid hormones, thyroid hormone, vitamin D, retinoids; the presence of ERs in breast CA generally is associated with a better prognosis, as they respond to and have "tissue specific" effects in that they function as estrogen agonists in some tissues and estrogen antagonists in other tissues. SERMS may provide the benefits of estrogen replacement therapy estrogen replacement therapy
n. Abbr. ERT
The administration of estrogen, especially in postmenopausal women, to relieve symptoms and conditions associated with estrogen deficiency, such as hot flashes and osteoporosis. without the increased risks. After reading the following feature, clinicians will have an understanding of the complex biology of SERMS and their myriad effects on different tissues, as well as their mechanisms of action and the risks and benefits of their use.
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