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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0002744

NCI Thesaurus Code: C2360  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Organic Chemical

Semantic Type: Pharmacologic Substance

NCIt Definition: Synthetic derivatives of the male hormone, androgen, that promote tissue growth by increasing the metabolic processes involved with protein synthesis and are used to promote weight gain in wasting diseases. They are used by bodybuilders and athletes to increase muscle mass, strength, and stamina.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Anabolic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. Doctors use anabolic steroids to treat some hormone problems in men, delayed puberty, and muscle loss from some diseases.

Bodybuilders and athletes often use anabolic steroids to build muscles and improve athletic performance. Using them this way is not legal or safe. Abuse of anabolic steroids has been linked with many health problems. They include

  • Acne
  • Breast growth and shrinking of testicles in men
  • Voice deepening and growth of facial hair in women
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems, including heart attack
  • Liver disease, including cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Aggressive behavior

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A type of steroid that is used in medicine to repair body tissues and to increase appetite and the growth of muscles. Anabolic steroids are made in the laboratory from testosterone (a male hormone).

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Anabolic steroid (substance)
Anabolic steroid preparation (product)
Anabolic steroid preparation
anabolic steroids
anabolic steroid
Anabolic-androgenic steroids
Steroids, Anabolic

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C2360 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CHEBI_ID CHEBI:50786 NCI
CTV3ID fj... SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XU6fi SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 09/02/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0170-6858 CSP
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
LEVEL USP Class USPMG
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anabolicsteroids.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/anabolicsteroids.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute on Drug Abuse http://www.nida.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~fj... SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XU6fi SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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