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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Anabolic steroids are prescriptiononly medicines that are sometimes taken without medical advice to increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance.
For the study, 545 men who used androgenic anabolic steroids were matched with 5,450 controls.
Two other men - Andrew Jonathon Dodd, 51, of Maes Refail, Henryd, Conwy, and David Michael Jenkins, 36, of Cornist Lane, Flint - pleaded guilty to all four charges of conspiring to import/export a Class C drug, producing and supplying anabolic steroids, and conspiring to conceal criminal property at an earlier hearing.
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"First, anabolic steroids have an accepted use in the treatment of several medical conditions.
Anabolic steroids are Class C drugs to be sold only by pharmacists.
It is not against the law to possess anabolic steroids, but it is illegal to manufacture or supply the muscleenhancing drug.
Results: A total of 310 male adolescents were surveyed, 64% reported past or present use of anabolic steroids. Mean (SD) age of the body builders was 24.7 (+ 3) years and most (84%) of them were educated.
President Obama was expected to sign the bill, which provides new authority to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place designer anabolic steroids on the Controlled Substance Schedules more rapidly.