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replacement therapy

 

Definition: therapy designed to compensate for a lack or deficiency arising from inadequate nutrition, from certain dysfunctions (glandular hyposecretion), or from losses (hemorrhage); replacement may be physiologic or may entail administration of a substitute (a synthetic estrogen in place of estradiol).

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