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estrogen replacement therapy

[ es-truh-juhn ri-pleys-muhnt ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˈɛs trə dʒən rɪˌpleɪs mənt ˌθɛr ə pi /
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noun
the administration of estrogen to alleviate symptoms of menopause and, in postmenopausal women, to protect against osteoporosis. Abbreviation: ERT
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Origin of estrogen replacement therapy

First recorded in 1955–60

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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.
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