Definition of Anabolic steroid

1. 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 increase their strength.

Generic synonyms: Sex Hormone, Steroid, Steroid Hormone



Definition of Anabolic steroid

1. Noun. (steroid hormone) A class of steroid hormones that promote growth of tissue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Anabolic steroid

1. A type of steroid hormone that stimulates the synthesis of protein. Anabolic steroids are compounds which stimulate the body into anabolism. This process involves the building of complex compounds from smaller simpler ones (for example proteins are built from amino acids). This process requires energy. (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Anabolic steroid

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1. Code of Federal Regulations 21: Food And Drugs 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"EXCLUDED VETERINARY anabolic steroid IMPLANT PRODUCTS ... Exemption of certain anabolic steroid products; application. ..."

2. National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: Main Findings, (1993) by Wai Choy, Dean R. Gerstein, Rashna Ghadialy, Felicia Gray (1998)
"Prevalence of anabolic steroid and "Ice" Use About .4% of the surveyed population age 12 and older had ever used anabolic steroids in their lifetime (Table ..."

3. Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives by Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel (1998)
"Homicide and near-homicide by anabolic steroid users. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 51, ... anabolic steroid use among 10010 college undergraduates. ..."

4. BST edited by Jean A. Larson (1995)
"anabolic steroid treatment did not affect the rate of skeletal muscle protein breakdown. There was no apparent relationship between reduced serum CT ..."

5. Prevention Primer: An Encyclopedia of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The physical and psychological risks of anabolic steroid use include: • Damage to growth areas at the end of bones, permanently stunting growth; ..."

6. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"The role of anabolic steroid use in the etiology of various diseases is unclear, but studies have associated it with changes in the physiology of organs and ..."

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