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STEROID USE. PAF 30. What are anabolic steroids ?. Artificial versions of a hormone that’s in all of us- testosterone . Testosterone causes muscles to grow . The Science of Steroids: http:// /. Other Key Terms.

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what are anabolic steroids
What are anabolicsteroids ?

Artificial versions of a hormone that’s in all of us- testosterone.

Testosterone causes muscles to grow.

The Science of Steroids:

other key terms
Other Key Terms
  • Performance Enhancing Drugs-substances used by people to improve their performance in the sports in which they engage.
  • Eligibility-qualified to participate or be chosen
  • Anabolic-drugs that mimic the effects of testosterone and dihydrotestosteronein the body.
  • Human Growth Hormone (HGH)- a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals.
who s rumoured to have done it
Who’s (rumoured to have) done it?

Arnold Swartzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Alex Rodriguez, Marion Jones,Tiger Woods, Carrot Top, Curtis Jackson (“50 Cent”), Hulk Hogan, Barry Bonds, John Cena, LeBronJames

the accusations lance armstrong
The accusationsLance Armstrong

marion jones
Marion Jones

barry bonds
Barry Bonds


dwayne the rock johnson
Dwayne “The Rock”Johnson

WTNH - Chris Nowinski on Linda McMahon's

Knowledge of Steroid Use At WWE - YouTube

side effects of steroids
Side Effects of Steroids
  • BALDNESS can be caused by steroid abuse.
  • Because of how steroids act on the limbic system in the brain, MOOD SWINGS, including homicidal rage, can occur.
  • Taking “roids” can cause PIMPLES to pop up (body acne)
  • Females who take steroids can become more MASCULINE. Their voices can deepen.
side effects continued
Side Effects Continued…
  • A condition called ATHEROSCLEROSIS can be caused by steroid use. This condition can lead to a HEART ATTACK or STROKE.
  • When the body’s hormone balance is disrupted by taking steroids, males can develop BREASTS, a condition called GYNECOMASTIA.
  • Increased levels of hormones signal bones to STOP growing.
ergogenic aids
Ergogenic Aids
  • Dietary supplements that are marketed as promoters of muscle conditioning are called performanceaids or ergogenic aids
  • Some are safe but ineffective, some are both unsafe and ineffective
  • Manufacturers of these products do not have to prove their products are safe or effective before offering them on the open market
  • These products that are ineffective or unsafe may be removed but after the product is “tested” on the buying public


  • Legal supplement containing amino acids and often sold in powders
  • The body’s natural form of creatine is generated by the kidneys and stored in muscle cells (you can consume more by eating more meat)
  • Using the information posted on my wikispace (NIDA report and Mind over Matter) as well as the website answer the following questions:
  • 1. What are anabolic steroids?
  • 2. What are some slang names for steroids?
  • 3. Why do people use steroids?
  • 4. What is testosterone and what does it do?
cont d
  • 5. What is DHEA and what does it do?
  • 6. Specifically how do anabolic steroids work?
  • 7. What are the main dangers associated with steroid use? Specific risks for males? Specific risks for females?
  • 8. What is “roid rage”?
  • 9. What do the terms “stacking” and “cycling” mean when referred to steroid use?
  • 10. What is HGH and why is it prescribed?
select one celebrity
  • Using information provided on my wikispace or your own research select one celebrity who has been associated with steroid use. Write at least half a page report discussing:
  • 1. The athlete and their background in the sport, the amounts of training they have done, how much of their life was devoted to their sport…provide a biography.
  • 2. Discuss their successes in their sport and how that affected them (were there pressures to succeed, what was their frame of mind about success…)
  • 3. What happened to them when they got caught, what facts were presented, was there any sentencing, …discuss the fallout for them, their family, their sense of self, their public image, their health.
  • Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated. All sources must be cited, in-text.