Definition of performance-enhancing drug
: a substance (such as an anabolic steroid, human growth hormone, or erythropoietin) that is used illicitly to improve athletic performance In the United States, more than 1 million elite and recreational athletes use performance-enhancing drugs for muscle building purposes.— Josiah D. Rich et al. …33 of the 48 major and minor league players suspended by baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs since the start of 2006 were pitchers.— Sean Gregory Roger Bannister, the first person to run a subpar four-minute mile, said today he thought that increased use of blood testing could help curb the use of performance-enhancing drugs by track and field athletes. — The New York Times —abbreviation PED
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