on steroids

(redirected from steroid)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to steroid: Steroid hormones

on steroids

in a much more powerful or extreme form The brownies and pecan rolls are sweets on steroids, with calorie and fat totals as high as a full meal. She looks like a movie star on steroids, a beautiful woman with big hair and a man-eating personality.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of steroids (chemical substances taken to improve the strength or energy of competitors in sports)
See also: on

on steroids

In a very large, enhanced, or exaggerated form: "a weapon one observer had called an M16 on steroids" (Stephen Coonts).
See also: on
References in periodicals archive ?
On the following day, by coincidence, Federal grand jury indictments of over 40 people from Canada, Mexico, and the United States were unsealed, charging the defendants with steroid distribution.
He said he bought raw materials to make steroids from online sources and brewed the ingredients into a finished product, police said.
Caption: Muscles in mice treated with steroids (top) grow bigger than muscles in undrugged mice (bottom).
In Episode 20 Jose discusses the risk to reward of steroid use and the potential for financial gains; his views are surprising.
FORMER Wales and Lions star Dafydd James has spoken out about the "alarming" popularity of steroids among young men.
Education about steroids and even mandatory testing isn't going to eradicate the problem if at higher levels of competition steroid use is condoned.
Major League Baseball instituted league-wide steroid testing in 2002 as part of a new labor agreement.
Inhaling steroids really is the safest way to take them because taking steroids by mouth has been linked to an increase in pre-eclampsia.
Once scientists at UCLA identified the steroid, sports authorities began testing for it.
Recently Congress passed a law to prohibit androstenedione and other substances that can turn into testosterone or similar steroids in the body; the ban took effect on January 20, 2005.
Steroids and compression dressings can be used to reduce edema.
Dr Dawson, who runs a Drugs in Sport clinic for steroid users in County Durham, said: "Prohibition is a strategy doomed to failure.
Law enforcement agencies haven't made halting steroid trafficking a priority, Hitt says, and, as with the crystal-meth trade, stopping it altogether would be difficult.
Asthma sufferers were revitalized when inhaled steroids became available in the early 1990s.
The IV steroid methylprednisolone was administered in 250-milligram doses every 6 hours for 3 days, followed by tapering-off doses of oral prednisone over 11 days.