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Noun1.hexestrol - estrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy
estrogen, oestrogen - a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
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A dose dependent increasing trend was observed for gnestein supplemented birds.Isoflavones have a common diphenolicstructure that resembles the potent synthetic estrogen diethylstilbesterol and hexestrol (Tham et al., 1998).
Oxidation of catechols to semiquinones and quinones is a mechanism of tumor initiation not only for endogenous estrogens, but also for synthetic estrogens such as hexestrol and diethylstilbestrol, a human carcinogen.
Standards of trans-resveratrol (99% purity), trans 3,4', 5-trihydroxystilbene-3-[beta]-D-glucopyranoside (trans-piceid) (97% purity), diethylstilbestrol ([greater than or equal to] 99% purity), diethylstilbestrol dipropionate, dienestrol, hexestrol ([greater than or equal to]98% purity), and human blank LDL were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich.