nandrolone

noun

nan·​dro·​lone ˈnan-drə-ˌlōn How to pronounce nandrolone (audio)
: 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

Examples of nandrolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Small amounts of nandrolone have been found in pork meat. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 18 June 2021 Purrier has the second-fastest entry time behind 1,500-meter American record holder Shelby Houlihan, but the Athletics Integrity Unit announced earlier this week that Houlihan was banned from the sport for four years after testing positive for the steroid nandrolone. BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2021 Just days before the U.S. Olympic track and field trials begin, Shelby Houlihan, the American record holder in the 1,500 and 5,000-meter runs, announced on Instagram that she has been banned for four years because of a positive test for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. Leighton Schneider, ABC News, 15 June 2021 According to SI, Houlihan took the out-of-competition drug test in December, which returned with a result of 5 ng/mL of nandrolone. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 15 June 2021 Shelby Houlihan, the reigning national champion and American record-holder at both 1,500 and 5,000 meters, was banned by the Athletics Integrity Unit after testing positive for nandrolone, which has been found in pork. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 15 June 2021 Laureano is back now after MLB suspended the right-handed hitter for 80 games for testing positive for the performance enhancing drug nandrolone. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 The most prominent: Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramón Laureano, who was suspended without pay for 80 games for an anabolic steroid called nandrolone. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Laureano was handed an 80-game suspension on Aug. 6 for testing positive for nandrolone, MLB said. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Oct. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nandrolone was in 1958

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Cite this Entry

“Nandrolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nandrolone. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

nandrolone

noun
nan·​dro·​lone ˈnan-drə-ˌlōn How to pronounce nandrolone (audio)
: 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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