Anabolic steroids



a synthetic derivative of testosterone, sometimes used by athletes to help increase weight and strength.
Contemporary Examples

Hooton said that the foundation would continue reaching out to young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids.
A-Rod Let Us Down Ben Jacobs August 6, 2013

anabolic steroids, hailing from the world of male sex hormones—androgens like testosterone—are the second PED.
Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial? Kent Sepkowitz June 19, 2012

noun
any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones (androgens) used to stimulate muscle and bone growth for therapeutic or athletic purposes

anabolic steroid n.
A group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue.
anabolic steroid
(ān’ə-bŏl’ĭk)
A group of synthetic hormones that promote the storage of protein and the growth of tissue, sometimes used by athletes to increase muscle size and strength.

See steroids.

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