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Definition of Abuse, steroid

Abuse, steroid: Use of substances containing anabolic steroids to increase muscle mass. Such steroids can have many side effects when misused, including psychiatric problems, liver tumors, reduction in the size of the male genitals and sterility, and heart damage.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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