replacement therapy

noun

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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Bueso saw health improvements with the new drug, Naglazyme, an enzyme replacement therapy. Sophie Haigney, San Francisco Chronicle, "She wasn’t expected to live past 7. Saturday she graduates from college with honors," 8 June 2018 Duncan Avery said that Kalea will need radiation and chemotherapy and that Noah will also need chemotherapy and stem cell replacement therapy; but the 4-year-old boy may avoid radiation for the time because of his young age. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, "A 6-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Then her little brother was, too.," 7 July 2018 Her parents are appealing to Shire, which is developing an enzyme replacement therapy. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "The ‘Right to Try’ Law Says Yes, the Drug Company Says No," 6 June 2018 Singapore could become the second country to legalize mitochondrial replacement therapyGet more great content like this delivered right to you! Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: toxic toads, three-parent babies in Singapore, and the hunt for the Lost Colony," 8 June 2018 Background: Testosterone replacement therapy is tough. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "Is testosterone replacement therapy safe? Here's what you need to know," 24 May 2018 If your testosterone is low, is testosterone replacement therapy the answer? Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "Testosterone replacement therapy is tough. Why don't we talk about it?," 17 May 2018 Research about the efficacy of nicotine replacement therapy using tools such as e-cigarettes and nicotine gum is relatively inconclusive. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Teens Are 'Juuling' At School. Here's What That Means," 27 Mar. 2018 Research is mixed on whether nicotine replacement therapies like the patch and gum will help pregnant women, Maulik said. Kelsey Ryan And Andy Marso, kansascity, "Missouri has one of the highest rates of pregnant smokers in the nation, study shows | The Kansas City Star," 27 Feb. 2018

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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replacement therapy

noun
re·place·ment therapy | \ri-ˈplā-smənt- \

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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