hormone-replacement therapy

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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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hormone-replacement therapy

noun
hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis [syn: hormone replacement therapy
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