hormone therapy

noun
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of hormone therapy

: the therapeutic use of hormones: such as
a : the administration of hormones especially to increase diminished levels in the body; especially : hormone replacement therapy
b : therapy involving the use of drugs or surgical procedures to suppress the production of or to inhibit the effects of a hormone (such as estrogen or testosterone)
  • hormone therapy to treat breast or prostate cancer

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First Known Use of hormone therapy

1914

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hormone therapy

noun
variants: or hormonal therapy

medical Definition of hormone therapy

: the therapeutic use of hormones: as
a : the administration of hormones esp. to increase diminished levels in the body; especially : hormone replacement therapy
b : therapy involving the use of drugs or surgical procedures to suppress the production of or inhibit the effects of a hormone (as estrogen or testosterone)
  • hormone therapy to treat breast or prostate cancer

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