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Steroids Robert Playo. Anabolic Steroids. Street Names: Amoids , gym candy, roids , juice. Chemical Name: Androgenic Anabolic Steroids Types of Anabolic Steroids Anadrol Oxadrin Dianabol Deca-Durabolin Equipoise How are steroids used?. Action of Steroids.

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Steroids robert playo


Robert Playo

Anabolic steroids
Anabolic Steroids

  • Street Names: Amoids, gym candy, roids, juice.

  • Chemical Name: Androgenic Anabolic Steroids

  • Types of Anabolic Steroids

    • Anadrol

    • Oxadrin

    • Dianabol

    • Deca-Durabolin

    • Equipoise

  • How are steroids used?

Action of steroids
Action of Steroids

  • Anabolic steroids work byincreasing protein synthesis in muscle cells which, as long as the athletes works out, leads to increased muscle size and strength and, at the same time, also allows the body to produce more ATP, the "fuel" muscles need to move.

  • Anabolic steroids are taken orally,injected, or rubbed on in cream formtypically in cycles of weeks or months (referred to as "cycling"),

  • Pyramiding- With this method users slowly escalate steroid use (increasing the number of drugs used at one time and/or the dose and frequency of one or more steroids),


  • Steroids were discovered by German scientists in the 1930’s.

  • Steroids grew in popularity in the 1940’s when the Soviet Union used it to enhance the performance of Olympic athletes and weight lifters.

  • Dianabol was approved for use in the U.S in 1958 by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Dianabol was later discovered to cause harmful affects to the body and was banned by the International Olympic Committee.

Medical use
Medical Use

  • Steroids can be prescribed by doctors to treat people that produce abnormally low amounts of testosterone. (Delayed Puberty)

  • Prescribed to treat body wasting in patients with AIDS and other diseases that result in loss of lean muscle mass.

  • Abuse of Anabolic Steroids can cause serious health problems.

Drug rating
Drug Rating

  • Federal law placed anabolic steroids in Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as of February 27, 1991.

  • Schedule III refers to substances that are between high and low level of being abused.

  • GTL

  • The possession or sale of anabolic steroids without a valid prescription is illegal.

Physiological effects
Physiological Effects

  • Acne and breast development in men.

  • Performance enhancement and muscle growth.

  • Liver damage, Cancer, High Blood Pressure.

  • For Men: Testicle shrinking, reduced sperm count, infertility, baldness, risk of prostate cancer.

  • For Women: growth of facial hair, male-pattern baldness, deepened voice.

  • For Adolescents: Halted growth through premature skeletal maturation and accelerated puberty changes.

  • Psychological effects
    Psychological Effects

    • ROID RAGE!!!- unprovoked aggression and increased irritability.


    • Delusions

    • Impaired Judgment

    • Depression

    Addictive potential
    Addictive Potential

    • Steroid users tend to spend large amounts of money and time obtaining steroids.

    • Desire to become “Bigger and Bigger”.

    • Withdrawal Symptoms

      • Mood Swings

      • Fatigue

      • Restlessness

      • Loss of Appetite







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