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estrogen replacement therapy

noun
1.
the administration of estrogen, especially in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of osteoporosis and sometimes to lower cholesterol levels.
Abbreviation: ERT.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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estrogen replacement therapy  
The therapeutic administration of estrogen to postmenopausal women in order to reduce symptoms and signs of estrogen deficiency, such as hot flashes and osteoporosis.
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