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hormone replacement therapy

  1. the administration of estrogen and progestin to alleviate symptoms of menopause and, in postmenopausal women, especially to protect against osteoporosis. Abbreviation: HRT.Compare estrogen replacement therapy.
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British Dictionary definitions for hormone replacement therapy

hormone replacement therapy

noun
  1. a form of oestrogen treatment used to control menopausal symptoms and in the prevention of osteoporosisAbbreviation: HRT
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hormone replacement therapy in Science

hormone replacement therapy

  1. 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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