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n. An anabolic steroid, 19-nortestosterone, that may be present naturally in minute quantity in the human body.


n. an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis [syn: Durabolin, Kabolin]


Nandrolone ( INN, BAN), also known as 19-nortestosterone, is an anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS). Nandrolone is most commonly sold commercially as its decanoate ester, nandrolone decanoate (Deca-Durabolin, Eubolin, Retabolil), less commonly as a phenylpropionate ester, nandrolone phenylpropionate (Durabolin, Fenobolin), and also as a variety of other esters (see nandrolone ester). Nandrolone decanoate is used in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (though now not recommended) at a dose of 50 mg every three weeks. It is also used for some aplastic anemias.