estrogen replacement therapy


: hormone replacement therapy involving the administration of estrogen without progestin

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In one famous example, estrogen replacement therapy after menopause was thought to have benefits in preventing heart and other problems; large studies showed this was not the case. Matthew Herper, STAT, 8 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of estrogen replacement therapy was in 1967

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“Estrogen replacement therapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

estrogen replacement therapy

estrogen re·​place·​ment therapy -ri-ˈplā-smənt- How to pronounce estrogen replacement therapy (audio)
: the administration of estrogen especially to treat menopausal symptoms and prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis
abbreviation ERT

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