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- abbr. data encryption standard
- abbr. diethylstilbestrol
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- Data Encryption Standard
- Delivered Ex Ship
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- n. a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
- n. synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy
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The currently proven effects of exposure include a rare vaginal cancer in DES Daughters; greater risk for breast cancer in DES Mothers; possible risk for testicular cancer in DES Sons; abnormal reproductive organs; infertility; high-risk pregnancies; and an increased risk for breast cancer in DES Daughters after age 40.
(DES is often referred to as the "hidden Thalidomide.")
More helpful summaries of research, from a firm that claims they specialize in DES - related litigation.
There are evidently other studies looking at increased incidence of auto-immune disease in DES daughters, problems for DES sons and even possible higher risks for the so-called "3rd generation," grandchildren of the women who took the DES.
Indeed, the medical community is still trying to determine how and why and what happened and for how many generations will it continue for mommies who took a medication (until 1971) called DES (about six million women) so that they could avoid miscarriage and carry to term and have a baby.
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".
The DES is the current maximum allowed on US software exports under most conditions.
Many of these daughters, now over 40, may not even know of their risk if their mothers never realized or told them they had used the drug, a synthetic estrogen called DES.
Synthetic estrogen DES linked to cancer, infertility WOMEN whose mothers took a synthetic estrogen called DES before it was discontinued in 1971 have been found to suffer from a variety of fertility problems and cancers.