hormone replacement therapy
noun Date: 1966 the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin especially to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis

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  • Hormone replacement therapy — may refer to:*Hormone replacement therapy (menopause) *Hormone replacement therapy (female to male) *Hormone replacement therapy (male to female)ee also*Hormone therapy …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — ► NOUN ▪ treatment with certain hormones to alleviate menopausal symptoms or osteoporosis …   English terms dictionary

  • hormone replacement therapy — noun hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis • Syn: ↑hormone replacement therapy, ↑HRT • Hypernyms: ↑therapy * * * noun [noncount] medical : the use of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hormone replacement therapy — N UNCOUNT: usu N n If a woman has hormone replacement therapy, she takes the hormone oestrogen, usually in order to control the symptoms of the menopause. She has been on hormone replacement therapy for four years and looks fantastic …   English dictionary

  • hormone-replacement therapy — noun hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis • Syn: ↑hormone replacement therapy, ↑HRT • Hypernyms: ↑therapy …   Useful english dictionary

  • hormone replacement therapy — noun Any of several medical regimens that introduce hormones to the body to replace lost or unavailable ones. Male to female transsexuals often undergo hormone replacement therapy using estrogens and antiandrogens. Syn: HRT …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • hormone replacement therapy — hormone re placement .therapy n [U] ↑HRT …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hormone replacement therapy — hormone re placement ,therapy noun uncount medical treatment in which hormones are given to a woman to reduce the effects of the MENOPAUSE (=when she stops being able to have children): HRT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hormone replacement therapy — HRT. Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or both) given to women after menopause to replace the hormones no longer produced by the ovaries. Also called HRT and menopausal hormone therapy …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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