hormone replacement therapy

noun

: 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 Discuss potential treatments like hormone replacement therapy with your healthcare provider, and consider incorporating strength training, improving sleep quality, and adjusting your diet to better manage your weight. Laurie Saloman, Verywell Health, 3 July 2024 Among the options: hormone replacement therapy, low-dose selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), gabapentin, clonidine, and fezolinetant. Angela Haupt, TIME, 21 June 2024 For example, women over 50 may be more likely to take cholesterol-lowering medication or hormone replacement therapies. Casey Seiden, Verywell Health, 19 June 2024 While fertility is the focus right now, the brand is also planning to invest in the menopause category and eventually offer hormone replacement therapy. Emily Burns, WWD, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for hormone replacement therapy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hormone replacement therapy was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Hormone replacement therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormone%20replacement%20therapy. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hormone replacement therapy

noun
: 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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