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hormone replacement therapy

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The administration of estrogen and progestin to women to relieve the symptoms of menopause, prevent osteoporosis, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several medical regimens that introduce hormones to the body to replace lost or unavailable ones.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis

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