stilboestrol


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di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol

(DES) (dī-eth'il-stil-bes'trol)
A synthetic nonsteroidal estrogenic compound; sometimes previously used as a postcoital antipregnancy agent to prevent implantation of the fertilized oocyte. The first demonstrated transplacental carcinogen responsible for a delayed clear-cell vaginal carcinoma in girls born to mothers who took the drug during pregnancy when it was erroneously thought to prevent miscarriage.
Synonym(s): stilboestrol.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

stilboestrol

DIETHYLSTILBOESTROL, DES, a synthetic oestrogen drug similar in action to the natural hormone oestradiol (estradiol). Stilboestrol is used to treat cancer of the PROSTATE, some types of breast cancer and postmenopausal atrophic VAGINITIS. A brand name of a preparation used in pessary form is Tampovagan.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

di·eth·yl·stil·bes·trol

(DES) (dī-eth'il-stil-bes'trol)
A synthetic nonsteroidal estrogenic compound; formerly used as a postcoital antipregnancy agent to prevent implantation of the fertilized oocyte.
Synonym(s): stilboestrol.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Effect of stilboestrol and testosterone on the incorporation of [sup.75]selenomethionine by prostatic carcinoma.
Millions of pregnant women all over the world were treated with the oestrogen- based Diethystilbestrol (DES) - better known in Britain as Stilboestrol - to prevent miscarriage between 1945 and 1971.
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