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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The detection of increased and altered cellular signalling is a promising approach to develop new screening methods to identify the misuse of anabolic agents [8].
The Belarus athlete tested positive for anabolic agent metenolone during in-competition testing on August 5 and 6 and has been disqualified from the final results.
"Both samples indicated the presence of metenolone, which is classified as an anabolic agent under the 2012 prohibited list."
In 2009, five junior Chinese swimmers were banned for two years by the country's swimming association after they tested positive for the anabolic agent clenbuterol - a performanceenhancing drug.
(7,8) Loss of function mutations in the SOST gene result in high bone mass phenotypes and recognition of this finding prompted the development of a monoclonal antibody to Sclerostin as a potential anabolic agent in the treatment of fractures and low bone mass states.
His test sample was found to contain 19-Norandrosterone, a prohibited Anabolic Agent under category S1 of the WADA List of Prohibited Substances.
The adverse finding for anabolic agent Clenbuterol, reportedly 400 times smaller than the World Anti-Doping Agency are required to detect, was revealed last September - after he had signed for Bjarne Riis' squad - and Contador was provisionally suspended.
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 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 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.