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estrogen replacement therapy

the administration of estrogen, especially in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of osteoporosis and sometimes to lower cholesterol levels.
Abbreviation: ERT.
Origin of estrogen replacement therapy
First recorded in 1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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estrogen replacement therapy  
The therapeutic administration of estrogen to postmenopausal women in order to reduce symptoms and signs of estrogen deficiency, such as hot flashes and osteoporosis.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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