Estrogen Replacement Therapy Definition


Estrogen Replacement Therapy: The use of hormonal agents with estrogen-like activity in postmenopausal or other estrogen-deficient women to alleviate effects of hormone deficiency, such as vasomotor symptoms, dyspareunia, and progressive development of osteoporosis. This may also include the use of progestational agents in combination therapy.

Synonym: post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy, estrogen replacement, postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy.