Biological Effects of Steroid Use
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...Steroid Use Androgenic-anabolic steroids generally refer to drugs that are chemical variations of testosterone such as nandrolone decanoate, methandienone, stanozolol, androsterone, androstane or even progesterone (McEwen, 1991). There are over 40 variations known to date (Chyka, 2003). Several of these androgenic-anabolic steroids have been given approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration to treat a variety of conditions such as renal failure and immunedeficiency virus. When used to treat conditions such in legal doses, the appearance of side-effects is rare (Achar et al, 2010). However, several people, mainly athletes, tend to abuse androgenic-anabolic steroids... Biological Effects of...