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

Examples of replacement therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nicotine replacement therapy, such as inhalers, nasal sprays, lozenges and gum, can add considerable heft to quitting efforts. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Quitting smoking apps that help you acknowledge your triggers work better, study shows," 21 Sep. 2020 This recommendation and the larger framework was largely drawn from the one established by the United Kingdom for a different but related reproductive hack called mitochondrial replacement therapy. Megan Molteni, Wired, "Human Embryo Gene Editing Gets a Road Map—Not a Green Light," 3 Sep. 2020 Continuous renal replacement therapy solution, for example, is used for patients whose kidneys stopped working and need continuous dialysis. Dian Zhang, USA TODAY, "FDA data show numerous drugs in shortage. Among them: a leading antidepressant," 10 June 2020 The hospital’s own records indicate that the specialized dialysis known as continuous renal replacement therapy was in short supply when Mr. Uddin was severely ill with Covid-19 there. Nicholas Kulish, New York Times, "A Life and Death Battle: 4 Days of Kidney Failure but No Dialysis," 1 May 2020 Twelve percent required a ventilator, 3% had kidney replacement therapy, and 21% died. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "94% of NYC coronavirus hospital patients suffered from underlying health condition: Study," 23 Apr. 2020 Liver and kidney problems are also common among very sick patients, with one report that 15% of patients with critical disease need an intense form of dialysis known as continuous renal replacement therapy. Maggie Fox, CNN, "NIH Covid-19 treatment guidelines warn against drug combo pushed by Trump," 21 Apr. 2020 Researchers will seek to develop a regulatory standard to decrease addiction and a comprehensive cessation program, including phone and online support and nicotine replacements therapy, according to the release. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Ohio State University to study effects of youth vaping with $5.5 million grant from American Heart Association," 23 Apr. 2020 About 14% had been treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), 12% had been on ventilators, 3% had kidney replacement therapy and 21% died. Mandy Oaklander, Time, "Almost Every Hospitalized Coronavirus Patient Has Another Underlying Health Issue, According to a Study of New York Patients," 22 Apr. 2020

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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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28 Sep 2020

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“Replacement therapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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