diethylstilbestrol

NOUN
  1. a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
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  • In 1971, yet another such study identified an even more unusual carcinogen, a synthetic hormonal medicine called diethylstilbestrol DES. The Emperor of All Maladies
  • AbstractFor many years, researchers and public health specialists have been assessing the human health impact of prenatal exposure to the estrogenic anti-miscarriage drug, diethylstilbestrol commonly known as DES or "stilbestrol". Archive 2006-04-01
  • A story that recently appeared on the front pages of many newspapers involves the increased risk of breast cancer in women exposed to diethylstilbestrol -- DES -- while in utero. Bruce A. Barron: What We Know and Don't Know
  • Farmers have given the synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol to cattle, effectively chemically castrating male animals.
  • I presented a paper in 2005, with Dr. Milton Diamond, to Dr. Zucker and a host of other experts at the International Behavioral Development Symposium, showing that exposure to DES (diethylstilbestrol) in utero was strongly linked to the onset of the intersexed condition called transsexualism. Letters to the Editor
  • For example, a small number of women who were exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogenic drug, developed vaginal cancer as young girls.
  • That's why, doctors believe, many babies exposed before birth to a drug called DES, or diethylstilbestrol, later developed rare cancers or fertility problems, Taylor says. Aging well starts in womb, as mom's choices affect whole life
  • We have seen it when the sons and daughters of the mothers who were given diethylstilbestrol showed up seriously ill a generation later, and when infants whose mothers were given thalidomide were born deformed.
  • For decades, the United States Government has been keeping the deep, dark secret of DES (diethylstilbestrol) from Americans so well that most people have never heard of it and don't know that it was the world's first drug disaster. Diana Bianchini: One of America's Deepest, Darkest Family Secrets: The DES Drug Disaster
  • For example, a small number of women who were exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogenic drug, developed vaginal cancer as young girls.
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