hormone replacement therapy

Pronunciation: (HOR-mone reh-PLAYS-ment THAYR-uh-pee)

Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or both) given to women after menopause to replace the hormones no longer produced by the ovaries. Also called HRT and menopausal hormone therapy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2007-05-31