Anabolic steroid

A hormone which promotes growth. Anabolics are used only in very specific situations by veterinary surgeons.

anabolic steroid

[n] - any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth
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Anabolic Steroid

Synthetic chemical that mimics the muscle building characteristics of the male hormone testosterone.
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Anabolic steroid

a drug similar to the male hormone testosterone that builds muscles and strengthens bones, but has adverse side effects
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Anabolic Steroid

Synthetic chemical that mimics the muscle building characteristics of the male hormone testosterone.
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anabolic steroid

<endocrinology> A type of steroid hormone that stimulates the synthesis of protein. Anabolic steroids are compounds which stimulate the body into anabolism. This process involves the building of complex compounds from smaller simpler ones (for example proteins are built from amino acids). This process requires energy. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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anabolic steroid

noun any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their stren...
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anabolic steroid

(from the article `physical culture`) ...factor in this resurgence was the proliferation of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances. Originally isolated in 1935 by Charles ... Since tissue loss does occur with aging, the administration of anabolic hormones (hormones that promote the buildup of tissues) may represent an ... ...
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Anabolic steroid

Anabolic steroids, technically known as anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), are drugs that are structurally related to the cyclic steroid ring system and have similar effects to testosterone in the body. They increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles. Anabolic steroids also have androgenic and virilizing properties, including t...
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anabolic steroid

anabolic steroid (ăn"ubol'ik ster'oid, stir'–) or androgenic steroid (ăn"drōjen'ik) , any of a group of synthetic derivatives of testosterone that promote muscle and bone growth. Used to treat uncontrolled weight loss in wasting diseases, anabolic ster...
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anabolic steroid

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a compound with androgenic properties that increases muscle mass and stimulated protein production; used to treat emaciation; sometimes used by athletes in an effort to increase size, strength, and endurance of muscle. Examples include methyltestosterone, nandrolone, methandrostenolone, and stanozolol.  ...
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anabolic steroid

Any hormone of the steroid group that stimulates muscular tissue growth. Its use in medicine is limited to the treatment of some anaemias and breast cancers; it may help to break up blood clots. Side effects include aggressive behaviour, masculinization in women, and, in children, reduced height
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anabolic steroid

A type of steroid that is used in medicine to repair body tissues and to increase appetite and the growth of muscles. Anabolic steroids are made in the laboratory from testosterone (a male hormone).
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Anabolic Steroid

Synthetic chemical that mimics the muscle-building characteris-tics of the male hormone testosterone.
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Anabolic Steroid

Synthetic chemical that mimics the muscle building characteristics of the male hormone testosterone.
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