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estrogen replacement therapy

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noun
  1. 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
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estrogen replacement therapy

  1. The therapeutic administration of estrogen to postmenopausal women in order to reduce symptoms and signs of estrogen deficiency, such as hot flashes and osteoporosis.
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