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Definition of Oxymetholone

Oxymetholone: A synthetic male steroid hormone that is sometimes used to treat wasting in patients with HIV disease. Since it promotes large gains in body mass, it has sometimes been used illegally by bodybuilders and athletes. It has also been used in the treatment of anemia.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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