Definition of Replacement therapy, testosterone

Replacement therapy, testosterone: 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, although it has been proposed as a treatment for decreased libido.


Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

Search MedTerms:


Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Pill Identifier Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill finder tool on RxList.


STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!