DES. A synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant women between about 1940 and 1971 because it was thought to prevent miscarriages. DES may increase the risk of uterine, ovarian, or breast cancer in women who took it. DES also has been linked to an increased risk of clear cell carcinoma of the vagina or cervix in daughters exposed to DES before birth.

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... DIETHYLSTILBESTROL, "DES" (Stilphostrol®) is a synthetic (laboratory-made) drug that acts in a similar way to naturally occurring estrogens (female hormones). Diethylstilbestrol diphosphate helps to treat and relieve the symptoms of prostate cancer. Stilphostrol® (diethylstilbestrol diphosphate) is not for the treatment of any disorder in women. Generic diethylstilbestrol, "DES" tablets are not available. In the US, "DES" tablets are not available in any form. ...
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Diethylstilbestrol Systematic (IUPAC) name 4-[4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) ...
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