Anabolic steroid
Anabolic steroid An`a*bol"ic ster"oid, n. (Physiol., Chem.) any of a variety of synthetic derivatives or analogs of testosterone, which promote the increase of muscle mass and strength. The anabolic steroids are sometimes used by athletes to increase muscular strength so as to enhance their performance in competition. They have serious side effects, and the use of such compounds has been banned by many athletic regulatory committees. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • anabolic steroid — n any of a group of usu. synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically esp. to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • anabolic steroid — n. any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones that promote the growth of tissue, especially muscle tissue: its nontherapeutic use by athletes and bodybuilders is considered dangerous and is banned by various athletic organizations …   English World dictionary

  • anabolic steroid — ► NOUN ▪ a synthetic hormone used to promote muscle growth and illegally to enhance performance in sport …   English terms dictionary

  • Anabolic steroid — cite journal author=Grishkovskaya I, Avvakumov GV, Sklenar G, Dales D, Hammond GL, Muller YA title=Crystal structure of human sex hormone binding globulin: steroid transport by a laminin G like domain journal=EMBO J. volume=19 issue=4… …   Wikipedia

  • anabolic steroid — UK [ˌænəbɒlɪk ˈsterɔɪd] / US [ˌænəbɑlɪk ˈsteˌrɔɪd] / US [ˌænəbɑlɪk ˈstɪˌrɔɪd] noun [countable] Word forms anabolic steroid : singular anabolic steroid plural anabolic steroids a drug that increases muscles, used illegally by some sports people to …   English dictionary

  • anabolic steroid — a synthetic derivative of testosterone, sometimes used by athletes to help increase weight and strength. [1960 65] * * * Steroid hormone that increases tissue growth. Anabolic steriods are given to elderly or postoperative patients to promote… …   Universalium

  • anabolic steroid — [[t]æ̱nəbɒlɪk ste̱rɔɪd, stɪ͟ər [/t]] anabolic steroids N COUNT Anabolic steroids are drugs which people, especially athletes, take to make their muscles bigger and to give them more strength. He was stripped of his Olympic title after testing… …   English dictionary

  • anabolic steroid — noun any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anabolic steroid — noun A class of steroid hormones that promote growth of tissue. Syn: steroid …   Wiktionary

  • anabolic steroid — an|a|bol|ic ste|roid [ˌænəbɔlık ˈstıərɔıd, ˈster US ba:lık ˈstırɔıd, ˈster ] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: anabolic making body substance 1800 1900 From ana up, upwards (from Latin, from Greek, up, back, again ) + metabolic] a drug that makes… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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