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Adverse effects Premature closure of epiphyseal plate, decreased adult height
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brake drugSports medicine An anabolic steroid used by ♀ athletes to delay–ie to 'brake' body growth and minimize body fat, preventing a shift in the center of gravity Side effects Premature closure of epiphyseal plate, ↓ adult height. See Anabolic-androgenic steroids.
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brake drug(brāk drŭg)
A colloquial and imprecise term for any drug or agent that either accelerates growth or impedes it.
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A popular term for a hormonal agent that prevents excessive growth in children.
See also: drug
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