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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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 Officials said a raid of Kelly’s Hamden home uncovered 25,000 pills and 530 vials of anabolic steroids. Nicholas Rondinone, courant.com, "Former Hamden Officer Pleads To Steroid Charge," 21 May 2018 More common than stimulant use is the use of anabolic steroids. Philip D. Harvey, Ph.d., miamiherald, "A long history of athletes using performance-enhancing drugs | Miami Herald," 9 Feb. 2018 Immediately after the revelations that Russian Paralympians had used anabolic steroids to gain an edge over their competitors in Sochi, the Paralympic Committee banned Russia in August 2016, weeks ahead of the Rio Games. Rebecca R. Ruiz, New York Times, "Russia Is Banned From Paralympics, Again, for Doping," 29 Jan. 2018 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

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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anabolic steroid

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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

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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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