bioidentical

adjective
bio·​iden·​ti·​cal | \ˌbī-ō-ī-ˈden-ti-kəl \

Definition of bioidentical 

: having the same molecular structure as a substance produced in the body bioidentical estrogens

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Testosterone is used for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Should Alaska’s naturopaths be allowed to prescribe medicine?," 21 Apr. 2018 Switch to nonhormonal birth control; if your doctor agrees, try bioidentical hormones for menopausal migraines. Alexis Reliford, Good Housekeeping, "12 Sneaky Things That Might Be Causing That Headache," 27 Sep. 2017 Such therapies include bioidentical hormones, which are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their bodies. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "New CDC Chief Lays Out Priorities as Agency Faces Cuts," 16 July 2017

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1997, in the meaning defined above

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bioidentical

adjective
bio·​iden·​ti·​cal | \ˌbī-ō-ī-ˈden-ti-kəl\

Medical Definition of bioidentical 

: having the same molecular structure as a substance produced in the body bioidentical hormones

Other Words from bioidentical

bioidentical noun
Proponents of bioidenticals suggest that they are safer than other hormones because they mimic a woman's hormones. — Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times, 28 Aug. 2007

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