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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.
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  • estrogen-progestin combination therapy
  • estrogen-progestin replacement therapy
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