Steroid Hormones. Cholesterol Starting material. Steroid Sex Hormones. Androgens: male sex hormones synthesized in the testes responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics. Steroid Hormones. Among the synthetic anabolic steroids are:.
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Prohormones, see p.515 Chemical Connections 20G
Why are these hormones of interest?
Do steroids really work? i.e. improve muscle mass
and performance? . . .
A woman's monthly cycle w/o the pill (Blue and Red solid lines)
they Make the body think it is Pregnant at all times. . .
preventing folicle stimulation and ovulation. . .
A woman's monthly cycle on the pill (Blue and Red dashed lines)
required for implantation
and development of oocyte
Other pills block Progesterone
all together. . .e.g. RU- 486
Prevents egg from
staying implanted . .
Gets released. . .
and prostaglandins are synthesized.
Aspirin helps relieve this anti-inflammatory response
By inhibiting the production of prostaglandins . . .
How Does Aspirin prevent strokes
caused by blood clots in the brain?
NOTE: Doctors recommend 81mg/ day for people at risk
for Heart Attack or stroke. . .