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

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  • Knee cartilage replacement therapy — Articular cartilage, most notably that which is found in the knee joint, is generally characterized by very low friction, high wear resistance, and poor regenerative qualities. It is responsible for much of the compressive resistance and load… …   Wikipedia

  • Enzyme replacement therapy — Die Enzymersatztherapie (EET oder ERT von engl. Enzyme Replacement Therapy) ist ein therapeutisches Verfahren zur Behandlung von Enzymdefekten bei lysosomalen Speicherkrankheiten. Den Patienten werden dabei per Infusion oder Injektion… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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