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Definition of Therapy, testosterone replacement

Therapy, testosterone replacement: The practice of giving testosterone to men when the testes do not produce enough testosterone. This may be due to absence, injury, or disease. Over supplementation has serious side effects.

Testosterone is available in oral, IV, patch forms, and implantable pellets. There is no known indication for testosterone in women, it was considered as a treatment for decreased libido, but no controlled studies have demonstrated efficacy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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