anabolic steroid

noun

Definition of anabolic steroid

: any of a group of usually synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically especially to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance

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Recent Examples on the Web Clase, who saw a sharp rise in velocity a year after the Rangers acquired him from San Diego, tested positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid used mainly in veterinary medicine. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Source: Rangers will broaden pay cuts to about half of full-time staff," 1 May 2020 Testing for anabolic steroid use among baseball players was increased after high-profile cases like Barry Bonds’s. Art Markman, Fortune, "Why you’re mad as hell about the Astros, but not Wells Fargo," 4 Mar. 2020 The most popular methods have included blood doping (via injections of the hormone EPO or blood transfusions) and taking anabolic steroids or human growth hormone. Grant Clark And Henry Meyer | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Sport, Drugs and Cheating," 9 Dec. 2019 In 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the men’s 100-meter dash at the Seoul Summer Olympics — but he was disqualified three days later for using anabolic steroids. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as ‘‘Black Friday’’ after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.," 24 Sep. 2019 Before that, Johnson had tested positive for anabolic steroids in 1994 as a track and field athlete and in 1997 for elevated levels of epitestosterone, a masking agent. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Tim Tebow, BALCO chemist on witness list in banned drug case," 11 Sep. 2019 Board members approved a plan that limits the use of any pain medication and treatment, including legal therapeutic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, joint injections, shockwave therapy and anabolic steroids. Elliott Almond, The Mercury News, "Hall of fame horse trainer says he wasn’t warned before being banned," 26 June 2019 He was repeatedly arrested for theft in the 1990s, faced felony charges of possession of anabolic steroids in 2004 and was convicted of grand theft in 2014. Colleen Long, The Seattle Times, "Man charged in mail-bomb plot is a Florida Trump supporter," 26 Oct. 2018 Other athletes at the games were likely using anabolic steroids, but a reliable test for these drugs wasn’t introduced until 1976. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Anabolic steroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anabolic%20steroid. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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anabolic steroid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anabolic steroid

: a drug that is sometimes used illegally by athletes to help them become stronger and more muscular

anabolic steroid

noun
an·​a·​bol·​ic steroid | \ ˌa-nə-ˈbä-lik- \

Kids Definition of anabolic steroid

: a hormone used in medicine to help tissue grow that is sometimes abused by athletes to increase muscle size and strength despite possible harmful effects (as stunted growth in teenagers)

anabolic steroid

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Medical Definition of anabolic steroid

: any of a group of usually synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically especially to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance

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