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(Science: chemical) 4-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydroimidazo(1,5-a)pyridin-5-yl)benzonitrile. A selective aromatase inhibitor effective in the treatment of oestrogen-dependent disease including breast cancer.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, hormonal, enzyme inhibitors, oestrogen antagonists.

chemical name: Benzonitrile, 4-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydroimidazo(1,5-a)pyridin-5-yl)-