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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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 Your doctor or the CDC can point you in the right direction, which may include setting up a definite quitting plan, joining a support group, downloading an app, or managing cravings with specific activities or nicotine replacement therapy. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The FDA Is Cracking Down on JUUL and E-Cigarette Retailers to Curb Teen Vaping," 12 Sep. 2018 Many women would prefer not to suffer hot flashes but may be reluctant to use hormone-replacement therapy. Joe Graedon, The Seattle Times, "Vicks VapoRub eases facial pain," 11 Sep. 2018 That’s why the Food and Drug Administration has approved nicotine replacement therapies like gum, lozenges, and patches. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Is nicotine actually bad for you?," 10 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of replacement therapy

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

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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