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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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 This refers to the use of performance-enhancing drugs, previously stimulants and now more typically anabolic steroids, to facilitate athletic performance. Philip D. Harvey, Ph.d., miamiherald, "A long history of athletes using performance-enhancing drugs | Miami Herald," 9 Feb. 2018 Some peptides trigger reactions in the body similar to those of anabolic steroids. Michael Powell, New York Times, "At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias," 26 Mar. 2018 Benevento captain Fabio Lucioni was banned for one year for using an anabolic steroid. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Cagliari mid Joao Pedro tests positive in two doping tests," 9 Mar. 2018 Suzuki spiked the drink of rival Seiji Komatsu with an anabolic steroid causing him to fail a doping test, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday. USA TODAY, "Japanese kayak racer banned eight years for spiking rival's drink with steroids," 9 Jan. 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

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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

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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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