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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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In general, adenocarcinomas affect a younger population of women regardless of whether they were exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) in utero.
The development of cervical and vaginal adenosis as a result of diethylstilbestrol exposure in utero.
Csaba G, Inczefi-Gonda A, Dobozy O (1986) Hormonal imprinting by steroids: a single neonatal treatment with diethylstilbestrol or allylestrenol gives rise to a lasting decrease in the number of rat uterine receptors.
4) Selected item from the FDA drug bulletin-november 1971: diethylstilbestrol contraindicated in pregnancy.
Medical castration of males with megestrol acetate and small doses of diethylstilbestrol.
Trismethoxy resveratrol and diethylstilbestrol dipropionate were not ionizable in negative mode.
Menstrual and reproductive characteristics of women whose mothers were exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol (DES), International Journal of Epidemiology, 2006, 35(4):862-868.
The drug DES - diethylstilbestrol - has been linked to a dramatic increase in the risk of breast cancer in the daughters of mothers prescribed the drug.
Research shows women over 40 whose mums took DES - diethylstilbestrol - are almost twice as likely to develop breast cancer.
The theory, published in the British Medical Journal, blames the amount of diethylstilbestrol they experienced in the womb.
DES Action Canada was formed as a result of problems with the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), which was prescribed to an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 pregnant women across Canada between 1941 and 1971 in the mistaken belief that it prevented miscarriage.
In obstetrics and gynecology alone examples where errors occur include using X-rays for pregnancy diagnosis, the use of diethylstilbestrol, a cancer-causing drug to prevent mis-carriage, and the history, of implanting large numbers of embryos to boost success rates in TVF).