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hormone-replacement therapy

hormone-replacement therapy in Medicine

hormone-replacement therapy n.
The therapeutic administration of estrogen and perhaps other hormones to postmenopausal women to reduce the occurrance of hot flashes and to prevent osteoporosis and coronary disease.

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