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Sex hormones

Oestrogens Oestrogens are responsible physiologically for initiating behavioural signs of oestrus, preparing the female reproductive tract for fertilisation and developing the secretory tissue of the mammary gland. They also have anabolic activity. Oestrogens are used in the treatment of misalliance in the bitch. They act by inhibiting the transport of the fertilised ova down the… Read More »


Chemistry A synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen agent, diethylstilbestrol occurs as an odorless, white, crystalline powder with a melting range of 169°-175°C. It is practically insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol or fatty oils. Diethylstilbestrol is also known as DES or Stilbestrol. Storage – Stability – Compatibility All commercially available Diethylstilbestrol tablets (plain tablets, enteric-coated tablets) should… Read More »