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The term anabolic steroid generally refers to synthetic substances related to male sex hormones such as testosterone, which in itself could be described as an anabolic steroid in the true sense. “Anabolic” means the construction of tissues. Anabolic agents are powerful promoters of protein synthesis and therefore contribute to muscle building. Anabolic steroids are usually androgenic, which means that they improve the male characteristics: hairs, muscles, male genitals, and deep voice.


Anabolic steroids are prescription drugs with medical uses, including the treatment of delayed puberty, wasting states and osteoporosis. But they are often used illegally without prescription by bodybuilders and weightlifters, as well as by competitors of various sports.


List of anabolic steroids

In addition to these common steroids, new designer steroids are constantly being manufactured. Many on this list are sold under trade names:


  • oxymetholone
  • quinbolone
  • nandrolone
  • Oxandrolone
  • danazol
  • methandrostenolone
  • trenbolone
  • methenolone
  • Stanozolol
  • Mesterolone
  • Turinabol
  • fluoxymesterone
  • furazabol


Side effects

Anabolic steroids can exert various effects on the body, including:


  • Acne and cysts
  • Breast growth and shrinkage of the testes in humans
  • Expanded prostate
  • Deepening voice and hair growth in women
  • Clitoris expanded
  • Growth of facial hair, modification or cessation of the menstrual cycle in women
  • Heart problems, including heart attack
  • Liver disease, including cancer
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Erectile dysfunction


Continuous use of injected or oral steroids can cause the body to stop its natural production of testosterone in the testicles, thus reducing them. Breasts can get bigger in men (gynecomastia) because estrogen is also involved in the metabolism of anabolic steroids, called aromatization. Breast growth can be irreversible without plastic surgery. Steroid users often try to control this with other medications.


Human growth hormone and its precursors, estrogen antagonists and testicular maintenance substances (HCGs) are in common use. Side effects are usually more serious with oral anabolic steroids and those containing 17-alkyl.


The recreational use of steroids by young men has increased considerably. In addition to the use of steroids, other anabolic agents and supplements are used, often by men who are naive in the toxicology and pharmacology of these substances, and who may use supplement salesmen and other non-steroid reliable sources.


How are steroids taken?

Oral (in pill form), the risk of liver damage is increased and some anabolic steroids are degraded in the stomach and digestive tract, so they do not work. For this reason, the most effective method is using Injectable Anabolic Steroids, although needles pose health risks. Creams and gels absorbed by the skin are also popular.


Stacking involves taking at least two types of oral or injectable steroids in hopes of getting better results. The doses are variable and can be several times greater than the therapeutically administered dose for various medical conditions.


Cycling is the most popular use protocol. Cycling involves taking steroids, stopping (to allow the body to recover normal processes), and then starting over. This can be done with pyramidal doses, with smaller doses that are slowly increased to a maximum, then slowly decreased to stop.

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