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

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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.
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18) The effects on bone mass seen in this model were comparable to those seen with the use of teriparatide, the only currently approved anabolic agent used in the treatment of osteoporosis.
The 28-year-old Spaniard, who won the 2010 Tour de France, tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol on the second rest day, July 21, of last year's Tour but has maintained his innocence, claiming the substance was in some contaminated meat.
The proposal comes after the Spaniard tested positive for the banned anabolic agent Clenbuterol during last year's Tour de France.
The 28-year-old Spaniard, who has won the event three times, tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol on day two, July 21, of last year's Tour, but has maintained his innocence, claiming the substance was in some contaminated meat.
Yadav, who placed sixth in the women's 20-kilometre walk last Saturday behind winner Jo Jackson of Teesside, tested positive for the anabolic agent 19-Norandrosterone.
The Spaniard has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a "very small concentration" of banned anabolic agent clenbuterol during this year's race, cycling's governing body (UCI) revealed on Thursday.
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Teriparatide (recombinant human PTH [1-34]) is the only anabolic agent approved for the treatment of osteoporosis.
These are important achievements that help to protect the significant investment Nastech has made in the development of its formulations for PTH1-34 Nasal Spray, a non-injectable anabolic agent for the treatment of osteoporosis, and PYY Nasal Spray, a novel treatment for obesity.
The agreement enables OsteoGenix to complete pre-clinical work on its propriety bone anabolic agent and advance the program through clinical trials.
He was suspended for the maximum 22 matches in 1998 after being caught using a banned anabolic agent.