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 This course of treatment is known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or masculinizing hormone therapy. Rachel Lisner, Allure, 6 July 2021 Their efforts, ultimately, have made medications, including the contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy, safer for all women. Elinor Cleghorn, Time, 17 June 2021 For decades, menopause treatment was dominated by prescription drugs, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Michael Satow, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Treating Oestrogen-Deficient Skin With all these product lines on the market, it should be noted that there are still medical options (like hormone replacement therapy) that are used to treat oestrogen deficiency and other menopause symptoms. Thatiana Diaz, refinery29.com, 14 Apr. 2021 Hecox met that requirement by taking a year of hormone replacement therapy, which helps a transgender person’s body match their gender identity more closely. Anthony Rivas, ABC News, 7 Apr. 2021 However, players using testosterone through hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat gender dysphoria might not be eligible to play in the league. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Duke Health’s Center for Gender Care for Children and Adolescents, for example, will offer children under 16 therapies to delay puberty and provide hormone replacement therapy for those 16 and older. NBC News, 26 Feb. 2021 The symptoms of both sexes begin to converge again after females go through menopause, though use of hormone replacement therapy can have an effect. Bob Roehr, Scientific American, 9 Mar. 2016

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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 5 Aug. 2021.

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hormone replacement therapy

noun

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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