Another term for stilbestrol.
- Farmers have given the synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol to cattle, effectively chemically castrating male animals.
- They were compared with diethylstilboestrol, a steroidal oestrogen, as a positive control.
- In the 1940s and 1950s, another estrogen, diethylstilbestrol, was widely given to Western women early in their pregnancies in a misguided attempt to prevent miscarriage.
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