Definition of tetrahydrogestrinone in US English:


(also THG)


  • An artificial anabolic steroid taken for enhancement of athletic performance. It was until recently undetectable in the bloodstream using normal testing techniques.

    • ‘The drug Catlin encountered last year is an anabolic steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone.’
    • ‘I would like to take this chance to state, categorically, that I have never taken the banned steroid tetrahydrogestrinone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What he and other scientists aren't so sure of is whether tetrahydrogestrinone - THG - was purposely designed to evade detection or if its creator got lucky.’
    • ‘In recent days, swimming's world governing body, FINA, announced it will re-test samples taken at the Barcelona World Championships this year, for the designer steroid, tetrahydrogestrinone.’
    • ‘It is ironic that a word as cumbersome as tetrahydrogestrinone should be the name of a drug so easy to digest.’
    • ‘Also monitoring the event, is the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Sports who will be testing the athletes for steroids, as well, for the first time ever, the drug tetrahydrogestrinone.’
    • ‘Only towards the end of last year was a test discovered for tetrahydrogestrinone.’
    • ‘The impact on football of the newly-revealed and formerly undetectable drug tetrahydrogestrinone will also be on the agenda along with another 25 cases and issues of doping-related cases from around the world.’
    • ‘The ‘designer steroid,’ called tetrahydrogestrinone, is similar in structure to two common steroids, but its molecular makeup had been tweaked slightly to avoid detection.’
    • ‘Players' union boss Gordon Taylor today backed plans to test footballers for designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone, vowing: ‘We have nothing to hide.’’
    • ‘Thoroughbreds in New South Wales will be tested for a new ‘designer’ anabolic steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone beginning Saturday at Rosehill Gardens.’
    • ‘Analysed, the substance was a hitherto undetectable steroid, tetrahydrogestrinone, or THG.’