hormone replacement therapy

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hormone replacement therapy

n. Abbr. HRT
The administration of estrogen, usually in combination with a progestogen, to relieve the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in women. Hormone replacement therapy has been associated with certain risks, such as an increased risk of breast cancer. Also called menopausal hormone therapy.

hormone replacement therapy

n
(Medicine) a form of oestrogen treatment used to control menopausal symptoms and in the prevention of osteoporosis. Abbreviation: HRT

hor′mone replace`ment ther`apy


n.
the administration of estrogen and progestin to alleviate symptoms of menopause and, in postmenopausal women, esp. to protect against cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Compare estrogen replacement therapy.Abbr.: HRT
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Noun1.hormone replacement therapy - hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
Translations

hormone replacement therapy

nHormonersatztherapie f

hormone replacement therapy

nterapia ormonale (usata in menopausa)
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