hormone replacement therapy

hormone replacement therapy

the administration of estrogen and progestin to alleviate symptoms of menopause and, in postmenopausal women, especially to protect against osteoporosis. Compare estrogen replacement therapy, Abbreviation: HRT
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hormone replacement therapy
 
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HRT a form of oestrogen treatment used to control menopausal symptoms and in the prevention of osteoporosis

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hormone replacement therapy  
The therapeutic administration of estrogen and often progesterone to postmenopausal women in order to reduce symptoms and signs of estrogen deficiency, such as hot flashes and osteoporosis.
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