Anabolic

Definition of Anabolic:

Promoting anabolism: Allow the conversion of nutritive material into complex living matter in the constructive metabolism.  Specifically, an agent or function that stimulates the organization of smaller substances into larger ones.  Examples: making a starch out of sugars, a protein out of amino acids, or making triglycerides out of fatty acids are anabolic functions.  Anabolic steroids are internal or external substances that will induce increased body size or mass.  The opposite of catabolic.

Also: Anabolism

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Adrenal Cortex

...related topic
“...Embryonically derived from gonad tissue, they make steroid hormones that control electrolytes, the management of fuels, the rate of anabolism, mineral metabolism, glucose metabolism, the general response to stress, and maintenance of nonspecific resistance...”

Compartment Syndrome

...the condition
“...Other causes include anabolic steroid use and bandages that are too tight...”
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Hirsutism

...the condition
“...True hirsutism may be due to ... Anabolic steroids...”

Hyperlipidemia

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“Increased cholesterol level: Elevated blood fats, either from heredity, from having so many calories in the diet that they are ending up as liver-synthesized storage fats, from an excessively anabolic metabolism...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...the condition
“...Other causes include viral infections of the liver, some inherited disorders such as Gilbert's syndrome, alcohol-induced fatty deposits, the use of anabolic steroids/estrogens/oral contraceptives and hyperthyroidism...”

Metabolism

...related topic
“...Also defined as the sum total of changes in an organism in order to achieve a balance (homeostasis): Catabolic burns up, anabolic stores and builds up; the sum of their work is metabolism...”

Metrorrhagia

...the condition
“...anticholinergics, anticoagulants); uterine fibroids; functional ovarian cysts; polyps; carcinoma of the vagina, cervix, endometrium or ovary; renal or liver disease; coagulation disorders; anabolic steroid use; IUDs or other trauma...”
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Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...Anabolic steroids...”

Progesterone

...related topic
“...It is a steroid (similar to a cholesterol), enters receptive cells to stimulate their growth, and acts as an anabolic agent...”

Steroid Abuse

...the condition
“...Steroids are prescribed as a treatment for many different disorders and diseases, but anabolic steroids are also used illicitly by athletes wishing to gain competitive advantage over others through enhanced musculature and performance...”

Testosterone

...as a treatment
“...History; Source: Anabolic steroids such as testosterone have been taken to enhance muscle development, strength, and/or endurance...”

Tribulus

...as a treatment
“...It is a natural herbal alternative to synthetic anabolic hormones without any known toxic effects...”
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