(redirected from stilbestrol)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.


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
..... Click the link for more information.
References in periodicals archive ?
The use of' stilbestrol for endometriosis; preliminary report.
Carcinogenic potency of stilbestrol and estrone on strain C3H mice.
The adult female Kunming mice were divided into 5 groups: sham-operated group, ovariectomized group, stilbestrol replacement therapy group (0.
In addition, the laboratories have the ability to conduct tests for a wide range of anti-microbial substances including Sulphadazine, Tetracycline/Oxy-tetracycline, and bacterial inhibitors and hormones including Progesterone, Estrogen and Diethyl stilbestrol.