The Anabolic Steroids
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Anabolic steroids are synthetic coumpounds formulated to be like the

male sex hormone testosterone. Many athletes use anabolic steroids male and

female alike, such as body builders , weightlifters, baseball players, football

players, swimmers, and runners. They do so because they mistakenly believe that

In a male testosterone is released by the leydig cells in the testes.

The testosterone has two main functions androgenic and anabolic. Androgenic is

the development of male sex characteristics. Anabolic is the development of

To treat patients who suffer from a natural lack of testosterone

pharmacoligists alter one form of testosterone slightly, increasing th length of

time the drug is active. Testosterone was first isolated in 1935, soon forms of

testosterone such as dianabol, durabolin, deca-durabolin, and winstrol were

One of the main effects of anabolic steroids is to increase the number

of red blood cells and muscle tissue without producing much of the androgenic

effects of testosterone. There are only four legal uses for steroids treatment

for certain forms of cancer, pituatary dwarfism, and serious hormone

There are two forms of anabolic steroids those taken orally and those

injected. The immediate effects of both are mood swings of many different kinds.

In one study, physicians Ian Wilson, Arthur Prang, Jr., and Patricio Lara found

that four out of five men suffering from dippresion when given a steroid

suffered from dillusions. A research team from Great Britian Found that a

patient given steroids became dizzy, dissoriented, and incoherent. Physicians

William Layman and William Annitto have had a case of a young man who was

diagnosed as schizophrenic took steriods to help with his wieghtlifting. After

taking these drugs he suffered severe deppresion and anxiety and had trouble

Most people who use steroids do not have side affects this severe.


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