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hormone replacement therapy

[ hawr-mohn ri-pleys-muhnt ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˈhɔr moʊn rɪˌpleɪs mənt ˌθɛr ə pi /
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noun
the administration of estrogen and progestin hormones to alleviate symptoms of menopause and, in postmenopausal women, to protect against osteoporosis. Abbreviation: HRTCompare estrogen replacement therapy.
Also called cross-sex hormone therapy [kraws-seks-hawr-mohn ther-uh-pee, kros‐] /ˈkrɔsˈsɛks ˌhɔr moʊn ˌθɛr ə pi, ˈkrɒs‐/ . the administration of estrogen hormones to transgender women or androgen hormones to transgender men as part of sex reassignment therapy. Abbreviation: HRT
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Origin of hormone replacement therapy

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for hormone replacement therapy

hormone replacement therapy

noun
a form of oestrogen treatment used to control menopausal symptoms and in the prevention of osteoporosisAbbreviation: HRT
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Scientific definitions for hormone replacement therapy

hormone replacement therapy

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