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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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Another member replied to an enquiry about commonly abused painkiller oxycodone, writing: "Who wanted Oxys? Got them for you."
Late at night, we would talk and she would tell me stories about her life, her husband that beat her, her daughter in prison, and her addiction to pain pills: Lortabs, Oxys, and Zanny Bars were her most desired.
I told my parents that he needed to go to the hospital, that he needed to come off the oxys, that nothing we were doing for him was helping anymore.
Interestingly, the clinical signs of retinopathy in OXYS rats appear by approximately 3 months of age.
Kolosova et al., "Improving bone microarchitecture in aging with diosgenin treatment: a study in senescence-accelerated OXYS rats," Chinese Journal of Physiology, vol.
Certain other rat models mimic the pathology and progression of RD such as the OXYS rat which spontaneously develops a phenotype similar to human aging and AMD-like pathology [131, 132].
Bakeeva, "SkQ1 slows development of age-dependent destructive processes in retina and vascular layer of eyes of Wistar and OXYS rats," Biochemistry (Moscow), vol.
Senescence-accelerated OXYS rats: a model of age- related cognitive decline with relevance to abnormalities in Alzheimer disease.
Some of the older addicts had been prescribed OxyContin (an extended-release, uncut form of the opioid oxycodone) for pain at first; the younger ones just pursued "Oxys" because they were looking for a pharmaceutically "safe" high.
The action of ethanol on the hypothalamuspituitary-adrenal axis is shown through his functional activation [6; 9; 11], phenomenon that induces the hypersecretion of oxys ketosteroids and ACTH.