PED acronyms & abbreviations

If you have been in this space for a while, chances are you are familiar with almost every PED-related acronym and abbreviation there is. However, we sometimes forget some or even see new ones that we don’t understand, so here’s a list of pretty much every single acronym and abbreviation I could think of!



AAS: Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

ADrol: Anadrol

DBol: Dianabol

Deca: Deca-Durabolin aka Nandrolone Decanoate

DHB: Dihydroboldenone

DHN: Dihydronandrolone

DHT: Dihydrotestosterone

DMZ: Dimethazine (a Designer Steroid)

Epi: Epistane (a Designer Steroid)

EQ: Equipoise

Halo: Halotestin (not to be confused with Halodrol)

HRT: Hormone Replacement Therapy

Mast: Masteron aka Drostanolone Propionate

MENT or Trest: Trestolone

PED: Peformance Enhancing Drug

PH: Pro-Hormone

Primo: Primobolan

Sust: Sustanon (a combination of Testosterone esters)

SDrol: Superdrol

TBol: Turinabol

Test or T: Testosterone

Tren: Trenbolone

TRT: Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Var: Anavar

Winny: Winstrol

19-Nor: A 19-Nortestosterone (Nandrolone) Derivative


Side-Effect Mitigation

AI: Aromatase Inhibitor

Adex: Arimidex

ARB: Angiotensin Receptor Blocker

ACE Inhibitor: Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme Blocker

BP: Blood Pressure

BPH: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Caber: Cabergoline

Fin: Finasteride

Gyno: Gynecomastia

LVH: Left-Ventricle Hyperplasia

Minox: Minoxidil

MSM: Methylsulfonylmethane

NAC: N-Acetyl-Cysteine

NSAA: Non-Steroidal Anti-Androgen

OCT: On-Cycle Therapy

OSA: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Prami: Pramipexole

P5P: Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (active form of Vitamin B6)

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid

5-ARIs: 5-alpha-reductase Inhibitors


Post-Cycle Therapy

B&C: Blast & Cruise

Enclom: Enclomiphene

HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

HMG: Human Menopausal Gonadotropin

HPTA / HPGA: Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testicular/Gonadal Axis

GnRH: Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone

Nolva: Nolvadex

PCT: Post-Cycle Therapy

Ralox: Raloxifene

SERM: Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator

Torem: Toremifene


Injections / Dosing

ED: Every Day

EOD: Every Other Day

EXD: Every X Days (ie E3D – Every 3 Days)

IM: Intramuscular (Injection)

IV: Intravenous (injection)

mg: Milligram

mcg: Microgram (1mg = 1000mcg)

ml: Milliliter

(to) Pin: To Inject

PIP: Post-Injection Pain

Subq: Subcutaneous (Injection)

VG: Ventroglute (common injection spot/site)


Health Markers / Hormones

ALT: Alanine Aminostransferase (liver enzyme)

AST: Aspartate Aminotransferase (liver enzyme)

BUN: Blood Urea Nitrogen (kidney health marker)

BW: Bloodwork

CBC: Complete Blood Count

CRP: C-Reactive Protein

DHEA: Dihydroepiandrosterone

E2: Estradiol

FSH: Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

HDL: High-Density Lipoprotein

LDL: Low-Desnity Lipoprotein

LH: Luteinizing Hormone

RBC: Red Blood Cell

SHBG: Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone



AA: Amino-Acid

AOD: AOD-9604 aka Anti-Obesity Drug 9604

DSIP: Delta-Sleep-Inducing Peptide

GHRH: Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone

GHRP: Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide

GLP-1: Glucagon-Like Peptide 1

HGH: Human Growth Hormone

IGF-1: Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1

Frag: HGH Fragment 176-191

MGF: Mechano Growth Factor


SARMs & Other Research Chems

GHS: Growth Hormone Secretagogue

GW: GW-501516 aka Cardarine

LGD3: LGD-3303

LGD4: Ligandrol aka LGD-4033

MK: MK-677 aka Ibutamoren

Osta: Ostarine

RAD: RAD-140 aka Testolone

RC: Research Chemical

SARM: Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator

SR: SR-9009 aka Stenabolic



BF%: Body Fat Percentage

Clen: Clenbuterol

DNP: 2,4-Dinitrophenol

ECA: Ephedrine-Caffeine-Aspirin Stack

FB: Fat-Burner




William Davis

William has been studying and experimenting with bodybuilding pharmacology for over 6 years. After being an independent researcher for all these years, he has decided to share his knowledge with the bodybuilding community through his science-based articles. His approach to enhanced bodybuilding can be summed up in the saying “less is more”, as he believes that prioritizing harm mitigation and looking for ways to maximize the positives is the key to longevity in bodybuilding.

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