diethylstilbestrol

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diethylstilbestrol:

see DESDES
or diethylstilbestrol
, synthetic nonsteroid female sex hormone having the same physiological effects as estrogen. In the 1940s and 50s DES was mistakenly believed to reduce the risk of miscarriage and was routinely prescribed for pregnant women believed to be at
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THE article looked at cancers in the children of women who took diethylstilboestrol during pregnancy.
Moreover, all of the patients had previously failed treatment with LHRH analogs and antiandrogens, while 22 patients (50%) had failed treatment with diethylstilboestrol and 20 patients (45%) had failed treatment with steroids.
Moreover, all of the patients had previously failed treatment with LHRH analogs and antiandrogens, while 20 patients (53%) had failed treatment with diethylstilboestrol and 19 patients (50%) had failed treatment with steroids.