Glossary Term:

Title

diethylstilbestrol

Phonetic

die-<b>ETH</b>-ul-still-<b>bes</b>-trahl

Description

a man-made form of estrogen which can increase risk of certain cancers for anyone who was exposed to it during gestation (as an embryo or fetus if the mother took it during pregnancy). Women who took this drug while pregnant may be at a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. It is no longer available in the United States. See also estrogen.