nandrolone

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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Later that year, Korda tests positive for nandrolone. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: Injury Transparency in Tennis and More Ahead of the 2018 Australian Open," 10 Jan. 2018 Fury, who lost for the first time in 21 professional fights, is the subject of an ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation after low-level traces of the steroid nandrolone were found in samples given by him in February 2015. USA TODAY, "Parker beats Fury on points, retains WBO heavyweight title," 23 Sep. 2017 The three additional drugs were Retabolil, Stromba and Stromba-jet, forms of the steroids nandrolone decanoate and stanozolol. Rebecca R. Ruiz, New York Times, "The Soviet Doping Plan: Document Reveals Illicit Approach to ’84 Olympics," 13 Aug. 2016 Starling Marte, an All-Star outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was suspended 80 games after testing positive for nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Pirates Outfielder Starling Marte Suspended for 80 Games," 18 Apr. 2017 Starling Marte, a rising star for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was suspended 80 games on Tuesday after testing positive for nandrolone, a powerful steroid with a long history in sports. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Pirates’ Starling Marte Suspended for 80 Games for Steroid Use," 18 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of nandrolone

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nandrolone

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

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nandrolone

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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