• WordNet 3.6
    • n anabolism the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The major side effects from abusing anabolic steroids can include liver tumors and cancer, jaundice (yellowish pigmentation of skin, tissues, and body fluids), fluid retention, high blood pressure, increases in LDL (bad cholesterol), and decreases in HDL (good cholesterol). Other side effects include kidney tumors, severe acne, and trembling.
    • n Anabolism (Physiol) The constructive metabolism of the body, as distinguished from catabolism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anabolism Assimilation; antegrade metamorphosis; constructive metabolism, or ascending metabolic processes by which a substance is transformed into another which is more complex or more highly organized and more energetic. It is one kind of metabolism, of which catabolism is the other. The process is attended with the absorption and storing up of energy, which is set free or manifested in retrograde metamorphosis. The conversion of the nutritive elements of the food into the tissues of a living organism is a familiar example.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anabolism an-ab′ol-izm the constructive processes within the protoplasm, by which food or other material, at a relatively low level, passes through an ascending series of ever more complex and unstable combinations, till it is finally worked up into living matter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. anabolē, 'rising up.'


In literature:

Both katabolic and anabolic changes share in the depression, and though less energy is used up, still less energy is generated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
A very noticeable expression of the anabolism of woman is her tendency to put on fat.
"Sex and Society" by William I. Thomas
These two classes of external forces, disruptive and constructive, are called katabolic and anabolic.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Consider, for example, a centre of anabolism in a living organism.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
Anabolism is the constructive phase of metabolism (q.v.).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Anabolism, the formation of more complex chemical bodies by the agency of protoplasm, 86.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
Superficial sociologists have taunted woman with being "more anabolic or plant-like" than man, but I count it her second glory.
"Atlantic Classics" by Various

In news:

Erik Morales tested positive on Tuesday for an anabolic steroid.
Greyhound Park's racing dogs injected with anabolic steroids in Tucson.
Law enforcement contains ads for anabolic steroid providers.
Police officers in New Jersey don't have to look very hard to find a source of anabolic steroids.
California Trainers on Notice Over Use of Anabolic Steroids.
Erik Morales tested positive on Tuesday for an anabolic steroid .
Police officers in New Jersey don't have to look very hard to find a source of anabolic steroid s.
Enlarge Star-Ledger Staff Pharmacist John Rossi shepherded Lowen's Compounding Pharmacy's rise to become a mass producer of anabolic steroids and growth hormone.
Because early bodybuilders didn't use anabolic steroids, which entered the scene only in the late 1950s.
The stunning domination of international swimming by East German women for nearly two decades was built upon an organized system of anabolic-steroid use, a group of 20 former East German coaches confirmed yesterday.
Enlarge Star-Ledger Wire Services Rafael Galan, an officer in the Passaic County Sheriff's Department, received anabolic steroids from Jersey City physician Joseph Colao.
He contends his use of human growth hormone and testosterone, an anabolic steroid, have made him healthier, stronger and mentally sharper.
THG, or tetrahydrogestrinone, is an anabolic steroid chemically related to gestrinone and trenbolone.
About five percent of middle and high school students have used anabolic steroids to put on muscle, according to a new study from Minnesota.
Berto's rep took a hit when he tested positive for an anabolic steroid last spring.

In science:

In fact, while the record values of several long distance running events, like 5000m or 10000m improved drastically after the introduction of blood doping with erythropoietin, almost no records were set in the throwing events since anabolic drugs became detectable in urine samples [2, 3].
Records in stochastic processes -- Theory and applications