diethylstilbestrol :

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  • n  a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry

  • The facts: diethylstilbestrol (stilbestrol for short) is a synthetic of the same chemical family as the female sex hormones (estrogens).
  • In addition, tens of thousands of women now in their 30s and 40s were born with malformed reproductive systems as a result of their mothers' use of the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol .
  • Folley causes virgin goats to develop udders and commence giving milk by treating them with the synthetic hormones diethylstilbestrol and hexestrol.

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