Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids. Sierra Boley Katie Pohl Grady Brown 04/20/2012. Definition of AS. Anabolic Steroid – Steroid hormones that increase muscle mass and also have masculinizing, or testosterone-like, properties Not to be confused with corticosteroids – anti-inflammatory.
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Anabolic Steroid – Steroid hormones that increase muscle mass and also have masculinizing, or testosterone-like, properties
Not to be confused with corticosteroids – anti-inflammatory
gain weight and to treat some types
of severe anemia
All structurally similar to testosterone
Were developed to help build muscle mass and enhance athletic performance
Designer Steroids – enhance anabolic, minimize androgenic effects
Also chemically designed to minimize 1st pass metabolism to retain adequate bioavailability
Do steroids cause increased irritability and aggression?
Do users develop dependence on anabolic steroids?