The estrogen elixir: hormone replacement therapy in american medicine and culture.
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University of California, San Francisco, professor of history of health sciences; author: The Estrogen Elixir: A History of Hormone Replacement Therapy in America (2007) and On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives (1998); and co-editor of Med
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Therapeutic use of hormones to alleviate the effects of hormone deficiency.
Enzyme Replacement Therapy
Therapeutic replacement or supplementation of defective or missing enzymes to alleviate the effects of the enzyme deficiency (e.g., GLUCOSYLCERAMIDASE replacement for GAUCHER DISEASE).
The 3-cyclopentyl ether of ETHINYL ESTRADIOL. After gastrointestinal absorption, it is stored in ADIPOSE TISSUE, slowly released, and metabolized principally to the parent compound. It has been used in ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p1011)
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