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Replacement therapy

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replacement therapy

therapy designed to compensate for a lack or deficiency arising from inadequate nutrition, from certain dysfunctions (e.g., glandular hyposecretion), or from losses (e.g., haemorrhage); replacement may be physiological or may entail administration of a substitute (e.g., a synthetic oestrogen in place of estradiol).