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 Testosterone replacement therapy helps raise your low testosterone levels. Alexa Tucker, Men's Health, 12 Feb. 2023 Acute Therapies include sales of continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) and other organ support therapies focused in the intensive care unit (ICU). Joe Cornell, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 That covers testosterone replacement therapy and/or thyroid hormone treatment, as well as Clomid (either as a sole therapy or in conjunction with testosterone replacement), subsequent blood draws, and physician visits. Andrew Zaleski, Men's Health, 20 Feb. 2023 Technological advances: The introduction of nicotine replacement therapies and digital tools for cessation support played a key role in helping smokers overcome addiction. Royce Branning, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2024 One tool, nicotine replacement therapies, includes nicotine patches and gums, among others. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 25 Nov. 2023 Hormone replacement therapies have long been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use by cisgender patients, such as women who take estrogen when going through menopause. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 28 Nov. 2023 Hormone replacement therapy can help improve erectile function in men with low testosterone levels. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 26 Oct. 2023 Combining nicotine replacement therapy with counseling was found by researchers to more than double the chances of quitting successfully. Matt Holman, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

replacement therapy

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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