anabolic steroid

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anabolic steroid

n.
Any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue, sometimes used by athletes to increase muscle size and strength. Nonprescription sale of anabolic steroids was declared illegal in the United States in 1990.
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anabolic steroid

n
(Pharmacology) any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones (androgens) used to stimulate muscle and bone growth for therapeutic or athletic purposes
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an′abol′ic ster′oid


n.
any of a class of steroid hormones, esp. testosterone, that promote growth of muscle tissue.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.anabolic steroid - any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growthanabolic steroid - 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 strength
sex hormone, steroid hormone, steroid - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
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anabolic steroid

nAnabolikum nt
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