nandrolone

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noun nan·dro·lone \ ˈnan-drə-ˌlōn \

Definition of nandrolone

:a semisynthetic anabolic steroid C18H26O2 derived from testosterone that is used in the form of its ester derivatives medically especially to treat anemia associated with kidney disease and illicitly (as by athletes and bodybuilders) to increase muscle mass

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Origin and Etymology of nandrolone

perhaps from nor- + andr- + 1-ol + testosterone


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nandrolone

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noun nan·dro·lone \ ˈnan-drə-ˌlōn \

medical Definition of nandrolone

:a semisynthetic anabolic steroid C18H26O2 derived from testosterone that is used in the form of its ester derivatives medically especially to treat anemia associated with kidney disease and illicitly (as by athletes and bodybuilders) to build muscle mass called also 19-nortestosterone

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