hormone therapy

noun

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

First Known Use of hormone therapy

1914


Medical Dictionary

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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