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

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Recent Examples on the Web After contacting Bham Black Pride for help, the event evolved into a virtual fundraiser for TKO, which provides free mental health services, hormone replacement therapy, and free legal assistance to the transgender and non-binary community. al, "Black LGBTQ culture takes center stage during virtual Pride event," 25 June 2020 Though hormone replacement therapy meant going through puberty again, beginning this journey through gender felt like seeing the sun for the first time. Lara Americo, New York Times, "Four Puberties, One Baby," 15 Apr. 2020 If passed, the West Virginia measure would also require residents be at least age 18 to be eligible for hormone replacement therapy or the surgeries. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "National firestorm on horizon as states consider criminalizing transgender treatments for youths," 6 Feb. 2020 The study authors accounted for other risk factors that can impact obesity and/or breast cancer risk, including physical activity levels and whether the women were on hormone replacement therapy. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Losing weight after age 50 linked to lower breast cancer risk," 17 Dec. 2019 According to the Allure Medical website, the location offers varicose vein treatment, hormone replacement therapy, dermatology, stem cell therapy, cosmetics and weight loss services. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "FBI raids Allure Medical Spa in Shelby Township for alleged fraudulent COVID-19 treatments," 23 Apr. 2020 To balance and heal Formula Wellness: Nutritional services and hormone replacement therapy took over the space once occupied by a fried chicken and champagne restaurant. Dallas News, "Uptown Dallas’ West Village leans hard into wellness," 3 Jan. 2020 In the new research, the link between weight loss and breast cancer risk was only observed in women who were not taking hormone replacement therapy, said Teras. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Losing weight after age 50 linked to lower breast cancer risk," 17 Dec. 2019 After adjusting for other factors that can affect breast cancer risk, such as exercise habits and use of hormone replacement therapy, the researchers found that the more weight a woman lost, the lower her risk of breast cancer became. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Losing Weight May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer," 17 Dec. 2019

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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 13 Aug. 2020.

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hormone replacement therapy

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English Language Learners Definition of hormone replacement therapy

medical : the use of the hormone estrogen to treat symptoms of menopause

hormone replacement therapy

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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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