estrogen replacement therapy
noun Date: 1967 hormone replacement therapy involving the administration of estrogen without progestin

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  • estrogen replacement therapy — estrogen re·place·ment therapy ri plā smənt n postmenopausal administration of estrogen esp. to prevent osteoporosis and heart disease abbr. ERT * * * administration of an estrogen to treat estrogen deficiency, such as that following menopause;… …   Medical dictionary

  • estrogen replacement therapy — ERT. Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or both) given to postmenopausal women or to women who have had their ovaries surgically removed. Hormones are given to replace the estrogen no longer produced by the ovaries. Also called ERT …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • estrogen replacement therapy — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : post menopausal administration of estrogen especially to prevent osteoporosis and heart disease abbreviation ERT * * * the administration of estrogen, esp. in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • estrogen replacement therapy — the administration of estrogen, esp. in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of osteoporosis and sometimes to lower cholesterol levels. Abbr.: ERT [1980 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • estrogen replacement therapy — es′trogen replace ment ther apy n. med the administration of estrogen, esp. in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of osteoporosis and heart disease Abbr.: ERT • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • replacement therapy — re·place·ment therapy ri plā smənt n therapy involving the supplying of something (as nutrients or blood) lacking from or lost to the system see ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY * * * 1. treatment to replace deficiencies… …   Medical dictionary

  • replacement therapy — noun Date: 1944 therapy involving the supply of a substance (as a hormone or nutrient) lacking in or lost from the body compare estrogen replacement therapy, hormone replacement therapy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Replacement therapy, testosterone — The practice of giving testosterone to treat conditions in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. This may be due to absence, injury, or disease. Testosterone is available in oral, IV, and patch forms. As with estrogen replacement… …   Medical dictionary

  • hormone replacement therapy — n the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin esp. to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis abbr. HRT * * * (HRT) the administration of hormones to correct a deficiency;… …   Medical dictionary

  • hormone replacement therapy — the administration of estrogen and progestin to alleviate symptoms of menopause and, in postmenopausal women, esp. to protect against cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Cf. estrogen replacement therapy. Abbr.: HRT * * * …   Universalium

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