DES


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DES

abbr.
1. data encryption standard
2. diethylstilbestrol

DES

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Department of Education and Science

DES

diethylstilbestrol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.DES - a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
2.DES - synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy
nonsteroid, nonsteroidal - an organic compound that does no contain a steroid
Translations

DES

abbr of Department of Education and ScienceBildungs- und Wissenschaftsministerium nt

DES

[ˌdiːiːˈes] n abbr (Brit) =Department of Education and Scienceministero della Pubblica Istruzione

DES

V. diethylstilbestrol.
References in periodicals archive ?
Prescribed to an estimated 5 million women between 1938 and 1971, DES represents a frightening chapter in medical history.
The first synthetic version of the hormone estrogen, DES was available as a pill, making it an eagerly welcomed drug for the physicians of the time who believed that insufficient amounts of estrogen led to a miscarriage.
Children exposed to DES in utero developed abnormalities and cancer of the reproductive tract, whereas these effects were not found in their mothers (Herbst et al.
As such, DES has served as a model for scientists investigating the risks associated with the growing number and amount of estrogen-mimicking pollutants being released into the environment (SN: 7/3/93, p.
62-75) finds statistically significant evidence that males exposed to DES in the womb may undergo subtle alterations in brain function.
Denison Environmental Services (DES) is a contracting group based, in Elliot Lake, specializing in all aspects of mine closure and decommissioning DES is a division of' Denison Mines Limited, a company that operated the largest underground uranium mine in the Western Hemisphere.