Diethylstilbestrol in Medical Dictionary
(DES) is a drug, an orally active synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was first synthesized in 1938. In 1971 it was found to be a teratogen when given to pregnant women. Clinical overview and recommendations for women who were prescribed DES during pregnancy as wel...
Diethylstilbestrol in Biological News
Harmful chemicals may reprogram gene response to estrogen
...ly develop the disease.
The new research shows that when rats with a genetic predisposition to uterine tumors also receive an early-life exposure to diethylstilbestrol
(DES), a synthetic form of estrogen linked to vaginal cancer, the incidence of uterine tumors rises to almost 100 percent. By comparison, slightly mor...