hormone replacement therapy

noun

Definition of hormone replacement therapy

: the therapeutic use of hormones typically to increase diminished levels in the body : hormone therapy The usual treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement therapy.— Kate Murphy especially : the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin especially to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis abbreviation HRT

Examples of hormone replacement therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a drop in estrogen prompts an increase in cholesterol, what about adding estrogen back into the body, such as with hormone replacement therapy? Time, 21 Sep. 2022 Many transgender women, on the other hand, are prescribed spironolactone to suppress testosterone as a part of their hormone replacement therapy. Sophie Vershbow, Allure, 15 Sep. 2022 After all, what is rennet if not the hormone replacement therapy of dairy? H Conley, Bon Appétit, 22 June 2022 The state senator was not available for comment about the bill or potential age limits for hormone replacement therapy or transgender surgeries in California. Paul Best, Fox News, 30 Aug. 2022 The most common treatments for adolescents include puberty blockers, which are reversible, and hormone replacement therapy. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2022 Gender-affirming care can, but does not always, include medical interventions like hormone replacement therapy, chest surgery or voice therapy. Anne Branigin And Annie Gowen, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2022 For people who menstruate, this type of pain usually occurs after menopause, especially if the person is using hormone replacement therapy. Rozalynn S. Frazier, SELF, 29 July 2022 At the time of her transition in 2019, the NCAA required that transgender athletes have one year of hormone replacement therapy to be cleared to compete. Homero De La Fuente, CNN, 19 June 2022 See More

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Hormone replacement therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormone%20replacement%20therapy. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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hormone replacement therapy

noun

Medical Definition of hormone replacement therapy

: the therapeutic use of hormones typically to increase diminished levels in the body : hormone therapy The usual treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement therapy.— Kate Murphy especially : the administration of estrogen often along with a synthetic progestin especially to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis abbreviation HRT

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