from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous naturally occurring or synthetic fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings and including the sterols and bile acids, adrenal and sex hormones, certain natural drugs such as digitalis compounds, and the precursors of certain vitamins.
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- n. A class of organic compounds having a structure of 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings; they are lipids, and occur naturally as sterols, bile acids, adrenal and sex hormones, and some vitamins; many drugs are synthetic steroids.
- n. Any anabolic hormone used to promote muscle growth.
- n. Any chemical compound used to enhance athletic performance.
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- n. any of several fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects
- n. any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
I wonder if it's too late for baseball, and if any attempt to reign in steroid use is just a fragile and temporary solution.
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My question is why the hell is the gov't getting involved in steroid use?
The gov't wants to get involved in steroid use because it runs rampant in the military and in younger sports as well … think high school/middle school.
“Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed.”
According to Hazelden, the drug and alcohol treatment center, long-term steroid use decreases HDL (good) cholesterol, increases LDL (bad) cholesterol, and can cause jaundice, high blood pressure, kidney tumors, liver tumors and cancer.
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The report is from France and mentions that the achilles tendon is most commonly involved and that the tendonitis is more likely to occur in patients also taking fluroquinolones or steroids, both of which have been incriminated with tendon problems even though steroids are used to acutely treat tendinitis but long term steroid use may increase risk of rupture.
• Long-term steroid use, as for asthma and arthritis
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