replacement therapy

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While severe cases may need formal testosterone replacement therapy, many individuals can restore healthy testosterone levels with diet, exercise, and supplementation. Dallas News, 12 Jan. 2023 Testosterone replacement therapy is one such treatment that can be used to help increase testosterone levels in men with low testosterone. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 These men might benefit from undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2022 While severe cases may need formal testosterone replacement therapy, many individuals can restore healthy testosterone levels with diet, exercise, and supplementation. Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2022 So, Cohen and her colleagues decided to try enzyme replacement therapy in utero and began a clinical trial in San Francisco. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2022 Ayla’s case, described Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, was the first in which doctors provided this type of treatment — called enzyme replacement therapy, or ERT — in utero. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 9 Nov. 2022 Since 2006, the outlook for kids with Pompe has improved thanks to enzyme replacement therapy, which delivers infusions of a synthetic version of GAA every week or two starting at birth or after the disease is discovered. Byjocelyn Kaiser, science.org, 9 Nov. 2022 Testosterone replacement therapy is commonly prescribed to men in their 70s and 80s. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of replacement therapy was in 1902

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“Replacement therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replacement%20therapy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

replacement therapy

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