Prostanozol, also known as demethylstanozolol tetrahydropyran ether, is an androgen/anabolic steroid (AAS) and designer steroid which acts as a prodrug of the 17α-demethylated analogue of stanozolol (Winstrol). It was found in 2005 as an ingredient of products sold as "dietary supplements" for bodybuilding.
|Other names||17α-Demethylstanozolol 17β-tetrahydropyran ether; 17β-[(Tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy]-5α-androst-2-eno[3,2-c]pyrazole; [3,2-c]Pyrazole-5α-etioallocholane-17β-tetrahydropyranol; 17β-[(Tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy]-2'H-5α-androst-2-eno[3,2-'c]pyrazole; Pyrazolo[4',3':2,3]-5α-androstan-17β-ol 17β-tetrahydropyran ether|
|Drug class||Androgen; Anabolic steroid; Androgen ether|
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|Molar mass||398.591 g·mol−1|
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It is one of hundreds of drugs banned from the Olympics by the IOC. Russian marathon runner Lyubov Denisova was banned for two years from competition after testing positive for prostanozol and testosterone in 2007.
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- "192 Banned Performance Enhancing Substances and Methods". ProCon.org. March 17, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
- "Russian marathon runner Denisova banned for 2 years for doping". USA Today. May 15, 2007. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
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