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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Earlier this year, for example, researchers in a separate study found that e-cigarettes were almost twice as effective at helping smokers quit cigarettes than traditional nicotine-replacement therapy, such as nicotine patches. Arman Azad, CNN, "Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds," 15 July 2019 Those who are 18 and older can participate in QuitLogix, which offers nicotine replacement therapy with patches or gum. Minali Nigam, CNN, "Teen vaping and tobacco quitline launches in 9 states," 3 July 2019 According to a study published in January by the New England Journal of Medicine, e-cigarettes are almost twice as effective at helping smokers quit as nicotine replacement therapies, like lozenges and patches. Washington Post, "San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales to curb teenage vaping," 26 June 2019 Avoid over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies like lozenges, gum or patches, which haven’t been fully tested on people under 18. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Teen Vaping Has Created Addicts With Few Treatment Options," 18 Dec. 2018 Nicotine-replacement therapies such as patches and lozenges, which contain small amounts of nicotine and are used by adults to quit smoking cigarettes, have either not been tested on teens or have shown limited effects in studies. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Teen Vaping Has Created Addicts With Few Treatment Options," 18 Dec. 2018 So how does mitochondrial replacement therapy work? Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "3 biological parents, 1 child, and an international controversy," 24 July 2018 Other options include microneedling ($1,200 and up per treatment) and platelet-replacement therapy (also $1,200 and up per treatment), which are usually offered in conjunction. Jessica Chia, Allure, "The Best Hair Loss Treatments for Every Budget," 15 Oct. 2018 Mitochondrial replacement therapy offers a solution for mothers who may not want to pass down their mitochondrial DNA. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "3 biological parents, 1 child, and an international controversy," 24 July 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- 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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