Definitions for oxymetholone
A synthetic anabolic steroid developed in 1960, used to treat osteoporosis and anaemia and to stimulate muscle growth in undernourished or underdeveloped patients.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A synthetic hormone with anabolic and androgenic properties. It is used mainly in the treatment of anemias. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002), this compound may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
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