Anabolic steroids


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anabolic steroids

Drugs which promote tissue growth, especially of muscle, by stimulating protein synthesis. Anabolic steroids are synthetic male sex hormones and tend to cause VIRILIZATION. These steroids are sometimes misused by athletes and bodybuilders to gain an unfair advantage. The risks are considerable and include life-threatening varicella-zoster pneumonitis, renal-cell carcinoma, liver damage with jaundice, systemic infection with Candida albicans including ENDOPHTHALMITIS, breast enlargement (gynaecomastia), mood swings and aggressiveness (‘steroid rage’) and induction of psychotic disorders. Women run the additional risks of virilization.

Anabolic steroids

A group of drugs derived from the male sex hormone testosterone, most commonly prescribed to promote growth or to help the body repair tissues weakened by severe illness or aging. Some anabolic steroids are given as appetite stimulants.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) also opposed adding anabolic steroids to the Controlled Substances Act.
It is not against the law to possess anabolic steroids, but it is illegal to manufacture or supply the muscleenhancing drug.
Whatever motivates insecure teenage boys to start body-building - girl troubles, bullying, problems at home, pressure to look like Action Man - the temptation to speed up the process of developing muscle bulk by taking anabolic steroids is immense.
The law calls for DEA to address products that are "substantially similar" to anabolic steroids and that have been illegally marketed to promote muscle growth.
Clinical tests conducted on users of various anabolic steroids showed that they can cause numerous health problems such as liver diseases, interstitial nephritis, intestinal and respiratory disorders and hair loss.
An activity like using nonmedical anabolic steroids is not a trait that is set when someone is born.
Also it was raised another issue by the national team player, "Waleed Ali" for anti -doping, who was a user of anabolic steroids, where they were taking a sample of Al- Arabi defenders "Mohammed Freeh" and "Ahmed Ibrahim," and Al- Jahra guard "Satam al-Husseini" and the defender, "Hammoud Melfi to subject them for doping examination, after the end of the game.
Mancini, adding that there's also danger from the side effects of anabolic steroids.
I and the vast multitude of Equestrian Sport lovers in the UAE are absolutely delighted to hear of the strong stand that His Highness Shaikh Mohammmad has taken against the importation of anabolic steroids into the UAE which will effectively stop the use of the drug in this country," said Buckley who won the Grand National in 1962.
Godolphin's founder, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, issued a decree Thursday banning anabolic steroids in all horse-related sports in the United Arab Emirates.
Newmarket-based Al Zarooni was banned for eight years last Thursday after he admitted administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care.
TRAINER John Berry believes it would be "very, very sad" if fellow Newmarket handler Gerard Butler were to lose his licence after admitting mistakenly using anabolic steroids on some of his horses.