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  Steroid Encyclopaedia - the ultimate guide to anabolic steroids
In general, steroid users find that their first cycle is the most dramatic in terms of the gains that they make.
Veterinarian steroids do not have to meet the exact same sanitary specifications that human pharmaceuticals do; however, they are generally made under sanitary conditions.
Many steroid users develop an attitude that if they are not taking any steroids they are simply not making any gains, and to justify even training they will use small amounts of steroids between their cycles.
www.steroid-encyclopaedia.com /ezine.php?story=165   (1253 words)

  
  Steroid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A steroid is a lipid characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings.
All steroids are derived from the acetyl CoA biosynthetic pathway.
Steroids and retinoids are both terpenes which are hydrophobic, pass through cell membranes and bind to intracellular receptors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steroid   (481 words)

  
 Steroid Abuse by School Age Children - March 2004
Steroids are also believed to reduce recovery time between workouts, which makes it possible to train harder and thereby further improve strength and endurance.
Steroid users are vulnerable to physical and psychological side effects, many of which are irreversible in women.
An undetermined percentage of steroid abusers may become addicted to the drug, as evidenced by their continuing to take steroids in spite of physical problems, negative effects on social relations, or nervousness and irritability.
www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov /pubs/brochures/steroids/children/index.html   (2091 words)

  
 Anabolic steroid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anabolic Steroids are controlled in a few countries including the United States where they are listed as Schedule III in the Controlled Substances Act as well as Canada and Britain who also have laws concerning their use and distribution.
Anabolic steroids were tried by physicians for many purposes from the discovery of synthetic testosterone in the 1930s to the 1950s with varying success.
Counterfeit steroids are a common solution to the lack of legal availability in the United States and Canada, although fl-market importation continues from Mexico, Thailand and other countries where steroids are more easily available and, in many countries, not illegal at all.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anabolic_steroid   (3819 words)

  
 Anabolic Steroids - Steroid .com
In order to trace the history and development of anabolic steroids from their beginning to their present day form, we first need to look back towards ancient times, when it was known that the testicles were required for both the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics.
The early studies on steroids clearly showed that anabolic steroids offered no athletic benefit whatsoever, but in retrospect can be said to have several design flaws.
Ironically, it was also in the early 1990´s that anabolic steroids had started to be used by the medical community to improve survival rates of AIDS and Cancer patients, when it was discovered that loss of lean body mass was associated with increased mortality rates respective to those diseases (14).
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 InfoFacts - Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)
Anabolic steroids are taken orally or injected, typically in cycles of weeks or months (referred to as “cycling”), rather than continuously.
Steroid use among all three grades assessed remained unchanged from 2005 to 2006, for both boys and girls, although significant reductions were noted since 2001 for lifetime** use.
Perceived risk of steroid use, which is collected only for seniors, increased significantly, from 56.8 percent in 2005 to 60.2 percent in 2006.
www.nida.nih.gov /Infofax/steroids.html   (797 words)

  
 Steroid Abuse and Steroid Use - Steroid.com
When steroids that convert to estrogen are given to adolescents who are still growing and developing, side effects are much more common and as I said, the most obvious of these is the cessation of longitudinal growth.
Steroids which are derived from DHT do not seem to possess this potential for abuse in terms of ultimate height retardation.
This is very unclear, as regards steroid use, with regards to potential for reversibility and what portion is due to steroid use and what portion is due to training, which also increases ventricle size.
www.steroid.com /steroid-abuse.php   (1953 words)

  
 ESPN.com - SPECIAL - Anabolic steroids
One of the nation's foremost authorities on steroid use, Dr. Gary Wadler, is part of a concerted effort to educate the public about the dangers of anabolic steroids.
Anabolic steroids -- or more precisely, anabolic-androgenic steroids -- are the synthetic derivatives of the naturally occurring male anabolic hormone testosterone.
With unsupervised steroid use, wanton 'megadosing' or stacking (using a combination of different steroids), the effects can be irreversible or undetected until it's too late." Also, if anabolic steroids are injected, transmitting or contracting HIV and Hepatitis B through shared needle use is a very real concern.
espn.go.com /special/s/drugsandsports/steroids.html   (922 words)

  
 Steroid Hormones
Steroids with 21 carbon atoms are known systematically as pregnanes, whereas those containing 19 and 18 carbon atoms are known as androstanes and estranes, respectively.
Unlike peptide hormone receptors, that span the plasma membrane and bind ligand outside the cell, steroid hormone receptors are found in the cytosol and the nucleus.
The steroid hormone receptors belong to the steroid and thyroid hormone receptor super-family of proteins, that includes receptors for steroid hormones, thyroid hormones, vitamin D and vitamin A (retinoic acid).
web.indstate.edu /thcme/mwking/steroid-hormones.html   (2517 words)

  
 NIDA - Research Report Series - Anabolic Steroid Abuse
Persistent reports of anabolic steroid abuse by professional athletes, many of whom are regarded as role models by young people, highlight the fact that we are now facing a very damaging message in our society—that bigger is better, and being the best is more important than how you get there.
The effects of steroids can boost confidence and strength, leading abusers to overlook the potential serious and long-term damage that these substances can cause.
While anabolic steroids can enhance certain types of performance or appearance, they are dangerous drugs, and when used inappropriately they can cause a host of severe, long-lasting, and in some cases, irreversible negative health consequences.
www.nida.nih.gov /ResearchReports/Steroids/AnabolicSteroids.html   (328 words)

  
 NIDA - Research Report Series - Anabolic Steroid Abuse
Persistent reports of anabolic steroid abuse by professional athletes, many of whom are regarded as role models by young people, highlight the fact that we are now facing a very damaging message in our society—that bigger is better, and being the best is more important than how you get there.
The effects of steroids can boost confidence and strength, leading abusers to overlook the potential serious and long-term damage that these substances can cause.
While anabolic steroids can enhance certain types of performance or appearance, they are dangerous drugs, and when used inappropriately they can cause a host of severe, long-lasting, and in some cases, irreversible negative health consequences.
www.drugabuse.gov /ResearchReports/Steroids/AnabolicSteroids.html   (328 words)

  
 Buy Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of several types of tissues, especially muscle and.
Steroid acne is the name given to an acne-like skin condition that occurs in Cushing's.
Steroids are a large part of bodybuilding and many other sports in the 21st century.
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Steroid hormones are all characterized by the steroid nucleus which is composed of three six member rings and one five member ring, ingeniously labeled A, B, C, and D respectively.
Steroid- is a fat soluble organic compound with an origin from plants or animals; it is characterized by its "steroid nucleus" and is a class of lipid.
Steroid hormones, which are non-polar molecules, simply pass through the plasma membranes of their target cell to the cytosol where they bind to their respective receptors.
www.cs.stedwards.edu /chem/Chemistry/CHEM43/CHEM43/Steroids/Steroids.HTML   (2129 words)

  
 STEROIDS: PLAY SAFE, PLAY FAIR
Anabolic steroids are the ones abused by athletes and others who want a shortcut to becoming bigger and stronger.
Today, steroids are being used by athletes as well as nonathletes, in high schools and middle schools.
It is clear that the medical dangers of steroid use far outweigh the advantage of gains in strength or muscle mass.
www.aap.org /family/steroids.htm   (1035 words)

  
 Steroid definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Steroid: A general class of chemical substances that are structurally related to one another and share the same chemical skeleton (a tetracyclic cyclopenta[a]phenanthrene skeleton).
For example, steroids may refer to the corticosteroid drugs such as prednisone used to reduce swelling, pain, and other symptoms of inflammation.
Steroids to Treat Arthritis - Steroids to treat arthritis and arthritis-related conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5556   (307 words)

  
 Buy Steroids, Anabolic Steroids, Side Effects of Steroids, Clenbuterol, Dianabol, Winstrol
Just remember, steroids are not to be taken lightly, this is the place for you to research before you jump in.
Steroids are still being widely used in the United States — for both medical purposes as well as by athletes (including high school athletes).
Authorities said steroids and syringes were recovered from a van that Dillig reported stolen.
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 Steroid Abuse
Other studies show that steroid abuse is more prevalent among males than females (of any age) but that more and more females are beginning to use steroids, even to the point of steroid abuse.
To isolate the specific sports that show the most prevalent use of steroids and steroid abuse, bodybuilders are most likely to participate in steroid abuse.
Steroid abuse in other sports is there, but the prevalence varies greatly based on the sport and the individual.
www.steroid-abuse.org   (311 words)

  
 Anabolic Steroids, Bodybuilding - Steroidology.com
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are members of a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division.
Most anabolic androgenic steroids have varying combinations of androgenic and anabolic qualities, and are often referred to AAS (anabolic/androgenic steroids).
The most common use of anabolic steroids is their ability to deal with chronic wasting conditions including cancer and AIDS.
www.steroidology.com   (416 words)

  
 Topical steroids (corticosteroid creams). DermNet NZ
Topical steroids are also available in combination with salicylic acid to enhance penetration, and with antibacterial and antifungal agents.
Steroids are absorbed at different rates from different parts of the body.
If more than 50g of clobetasol propionate, or 500g of hydrocortisone is used per week, sufficient steroid may be absorbed through the skin to result in adrenal gland suppression and/or eventually Cushing's syndrome.
www.dermnetnz.org /treatments/topical-steroids.html   (593 words)

  
 Steroid Injections and Arthritis
Steroids (short for corticosteroids) are synthetic drugs that closely resemble cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce naturally.
Steroids may be given systemically, which means throughout the "system" or body, or locally to the precise place where a problem exists.
Steroids should not be injected when there is infection in the area to be injected or elsewhere in the body.
arthritis.webmd.com /steroid-injections   (705 words)

  
 Steroid Hormones
Steroids with 21 carbon atoms are known systematically as pregnanes, whereas those containing 19 and 18 carbon atoms are known as androstanes and estranes, respectively.
Unlike peptide hormone receptors, that span the plasma membrane and bind ligand outside the cell, steroid hormone receptors are found in the cytosol and the nucleus.
The steroid hormone receptors belong to the steroid and thyroid hormone receptor super-family of proteins, that includes receptors for steroid hormones, thyroid hormones, vitamin D and vitamin A (retinoic acid).
www.indstate.edu /thcme/mwking/steroid-hormones.html   (2517 words)

  
 Steroid hormone metabolism
The steroid hormones are synthesized mainly by endocrine glands such as the gonads (testis and ovary), the adrenals and (during gestation) by the fetoplacental unit, and are then released into the blood circulation.
Thus, gonadal steroids influence the sexual differentiation of the genitalia and of the brain, determine secondary sexual characteristics during development and sexual maturation, contribute to the maintenance of their functional state in adulthood and control or modulate sexual behaviour.
Steroid receptor genes are only expressed in target tissues, where their presence determines accumulation of the hormone in the cell nucleus and facilitates steroid entry into the target cell by the law of mass action.
www.gfmer.ch /Books/Reproductive_health/Steroid_hormone_metabolism.html   (3495 words)

  
 Steroid Induced
Steroid medications are medically necessary to treat many conditions and diseases.
A person on steroids is more than twice as likely to have a spine fracture as compared to a person not taking steroids.
Postmenopausal women taking steroid medications are at the greatest risk for rapid bone loss and consequent fracture and therefore should be actively considered for a medication to prevent bone loss.
www.nysopep.org /page.cfm/49   (803 words)

  
 Steroid hormones
Steroid Hormones are synthesized in a number of organs.
In steroid hormones, the rings are fused in a trans orientation to form an overall planar structure.
Pregnenolone is an intermediate in the synthesis of all steroid hormones.
www.neurosci.pharm.utoledo.edu /MBC3320/steroid_hormones.htm   (884 words)

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