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- n. Common misspelling of diethylstilbestrol.
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- 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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Everyone in this field is mindful of the long-running tragedy of vaginal and other cancers and male urinary disorders that resulted from the last drug thought to prevent premature birth - a synthetic estrogen called diethylstilbesterol, or DES.
DES (diethylstilbesterol) was a form of sythetic estrogen prescribed for pregnant women who were at risk for miscarriage, from about 1938 - 1971.
Furthermore, for females superior resistance to compression fractures was observed in the groups receiving daidzein and diethylstilbesterol.
The Toronto-based researchers used eight to 16 pups per gender per group and randomly assigned them to receive injections of the soy isoflavones, including genistein (2 mg per kg body weight), daidzein (5 mg per kg body weight), a combination of the two (7 mg per kg), the synthetic oestrogen compound diethylstilbesterol (2 mg per kg), or a control.