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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How do testosterone or estrogen or other anabolic steroids solve this problem? Umair Irfan, Vox, "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte broke doping rules. It happens far more than you think.," 24 July 2018 Quiala tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone, according to a news release. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros minor leaguer Yoanys Quiala suspended after testing positive for steroids," 22 June 2018 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 Gynecomastia can also be triggered by an adverse reaction to antibiotics, certain other drugs, anabolic steroids and herbal products. Eric Pianin, Washington Post, "Why some men are asking for breast-reduction surgery," 6 Mar. 2018 Aurora pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "Police Seize 25,000 Pills And 530 Vials Of Steroids, Hamden Man Arrested," 20 June 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 Palmeiro framed his return, in part, as a chance to clear his name after being suspended in 2005 for testing positive for anabolic steroids. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "At 53, Rafael Palmeiro says he's joining professional independent league team in Texas," 9 May 2018

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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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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