anabolic agent


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anabolic agent

Any of a class of steroid hormones resembling testosterone. These agents stimulate the growth or manufacture of body tissues. They have been used, sometimes in high doses, by male and female athletes to improve performance. This use has been judged to be illegal by a number of organizations that supervise sports, including the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee. These agents are also used to treat patients with wasting illnesses. See: doping; ergonomic aid

CAUTION!

Indiscriminate use of anabolic agents is inadvisable because of the undesirable side effects they may produce, e.g., in women, hirsutism, masculinization, and clitoral hypertrophy; in men, aggressiveness and testicular atrophy.
See also: agent
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Contador tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol on the second rest day of last year's Tour, which he went on to win.
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The 28-year-old Spaniard tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol on day two of last year's Tour, but has maintained his innonence, claiming the substance was in some contaminated meat.
The ' A' sample of Mr Wanniarachchi, who took the gold medal in the bantamweight competition on October 13, was found to contain 19- Norandrosterone, a prohibited anabolic agent under category S1 of the WADA list of prohibited substances and methods," the Commonwealth Games Federation ( CGF) said in a statement.
Yadav, who finished sixth in thewomen's 20km walk last Saturday behind winner Jo Jackson of England, tested positive for the anabolic agent 19-Norandrosterone.
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