Definition of tetrahydrogestrinone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtetrəˌhīdrəˈjestrəˌnōn/ Pronunciation: /-ˌhīdrō-/

Entry from US English dictionary

(abbreviation THG)


An artificial anabolic steroid taken for enhancement of athletic performance. It was until recently undetectable in the bloodstream using normal testing techniques.
Example sentences
  • The session looked at gene doping and other forms of enhancement drugs for athletes, including the use of THG, tetrahydrogestrinone, the designer anabolic steroid which until recently escaped detection.
  • Thoroughbreds in New South Wales will be tested for a new ‘designer’ anabolic steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone beginning Saturday at Rosehill Gardens.
  • The drug Catlin encountered last year is an anabolic steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone.

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Syllabification: tet·ra·hy·dro·ges·tri·none

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