replacement therapy

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of replacement therapy

1902

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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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