Esterified estrogen. Definition

Medical Definition: Esterified estrogen

Form of estrogen that may have fewer side effects than other forms. Esterified estrogens are used to treat some types of cancer, including prostate cancer. They are also used to treat symptoms of menopause (such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, or heavy bleeding and painful) and osteoporosis (bone loss). It is a type of medicine called hormone therapy.

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