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Clinical data
Trade names Depot-Ostromon; Synthila
Synonyms Dianisylhexene; 4,4'-Dimethoxy-α,α'-diethylstilbene; Diethylstilbestrol dimethyl ether; Dimethoxydiethylstilbestrol; (E)-4,4'-(1,2-Diethylethylene)dianisole
Drug class Nonsteroidal estrogen; Estrogen ether
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C20H24O2
Molar mass 296.403 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Dimestrol (brand names Depot-Ostromon, Synthila), also known as dianisylhexene, 4,4'-dimethoxy-α,α'-diethylstilbene, diethylstilbestrol dimethyl ether, and dimethoxydiethylstilbestrol, is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen of the stilbestrol group which is related to diethylstilbestrol.[1][2] It has been used to induce the development of female secondary sexual characteristics in the case of female delayed puberty or hypogonadism.[3] The drug has also been used as a fattening agent in livestock.[4]

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  1. ^ J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies. Springer. p. 396. ISBN 978-1-4757-2085-3. 
  2. ^ William Andrew Publishing (22 October 2013). Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Elsevier. pp. 1324–. ISBN 978-0-8155-1856-3. 
  3. ^ Soviet Genetics. Consultants Bureau. 1982. 
  4. ^ National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Animal Nutrition (1953). Hormonal Relationships and Applications in the Production of Meats, Milk, and Eggs: A Report of the Committee on Animal Nutrition. National Academies. pp. 5–13. NAP:14582.