estrogen replacement therapy

estrogen replacement therapy

noun
the administration of estrogen, especially in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of osteoporosis and sometimes to lower cholesterol levels. Abbreviation: ERT

Origin:
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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