A drug used to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Letrozole causes a decrease in the amount of estrogen made by the body. It is a type of aromatase inhibitor. Also called Femara.

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  • letrozole — /ˈlɛtrəzoʊl/ (say letruhzohl) noun a non steroidal aromatase inhibitor, used to treat hormonally responsive breast cancer …   Australian English dictionary

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