estrogen replacement therapy


noun

the administration of estrogen, especially in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of osteoporosis and sometimes to lower cholesterol levels. Abbreviation: ERT

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Origin of estrogen replacement therapy

First recorded in 1980–85

Words nearby estrogen replacement therapy

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Scientific definitions for estrogen replacement therapy

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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