replacement therapy


Definition of replacement therapy

: therapy involving the supply of a substance (such as a hormone or nutrient) lacking in or lost from the body — compare estrogen replacement therapy, hormone replacement therapy

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Recent Examples on the Web Other factors include limited renal replacement therapy and oxygen supplies. Mark Thiessen, ajc, 3 Oct. 2021 Other factors include limited renal replacement therapy and oxygen supplies., 2 Oct. 2021 For example, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that e-cigarettes were more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine-replacement therapy. Mazen Saleh, National Review, 29 July 2021 In these cases, experts say testosterone replacement therapy may be recommended, but only under the care of a medical professional. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 23 July 2021 Hormone replacement therapy, for example, used to be the gold-standard treatment for menopausal women struggling with symptoms such as hot flashes and mood changes. Amitha Kalaichandran, Wired, 3 June 2021 Hormone replacement therapy, too, increases blood clot risk. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 13 Apr. 2021 There are a multitude of resources for smokers who want to quit, Wilson said, like nicotine replacement therapy and other medications. Megan Marples, CNN, 25 Feb. 2021 Mixed martial arts once frequently showcased fighters semi-openly using steroids and testosterone replacement therapy, among other performance enhancements. Greg Beacham, ajc, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of replacement therapy

1902, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2021

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“Replacement therapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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replacement therapy

re·​place·​ment therapy | \ ri-ˈplā-smənt- How to pronounce replacement therapy (audio) \

Medical Definition of replacement therapy

: therapy involving the supplying of something (as nutrients or blood) lacking from or lost to the system — see estrogen replacement therapy, hormone replacement therapy


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