the administration of estrogen, especially in postmenopausal women, to reduce the chance of osteoporosis and sometimes to lower cholesterol levels.
estrogen replacement therapy
The therapeutic administration of estrogen to postmenopausal women in order to reduce symptoms and signs of estrogen deficiency, such as hot flashes and osteoporosis.
[es-trohn] /ˈɛs troʊn/ noun 1. Biochemistry. an estrogenic hormone, C 18 H 22 O 2 , produced by the ovarian follicles and found during pregnancy in urine and placental tissue. 2. Pharmacology. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the urine of pregnant women or synthesized from ergosterol, used in the treatment of estrogen […]
[es-truh s] /ˈɛs trəs/ adjective 1. pertaining to or involving the . estrous es·trous (ěs’trəs) adj. Relating to or being in estrus.
noun 1. a series of physiological changes in sexual and other organs in female mammals, extending from one period of heat to the next, accompanied by behavioral changes indicating interest in mating. estrous cycle n. The recurrent set of physiological and behavioral changes that take place from one period of estrus to another. estrous cycle […]
[es-truh s] /ˈɛs trəs/ noun, Zoology. 1. Also, estrum [es-truh m] /ˈɛs trəm/ (Show IPA), oestrus. the period of heat or rut; the period of maximum sexual receptivity of the female. 2. . /ˈɛstrəs; ˈiːstrəs/ noun 1. the usual US spelling of oestrus n. 1850, “frenzied passion,” from Latin oestrus “frenzy, gadfly,” from Greek oistros […]