Steroids

By: Kimberley Cantu

Steroids deffinition

Any of a large class of organic compounds with a characteristic molecular structure containing four rings of carbon atoms. They include many hormones, alkaloids, and vitamins.

Human Growth Hormone

Used to treat children with growth hormone deficiency and also used by athletes to increase muscle mass.

"Designer" Steroids

Steroids that are chemically similar to testosterone, like methyl testosterone or oxymethalone. These drugs are manufactured to pass drug tests like norbolethone and desoxymethyltestosterone.

Corticosteroids

Are produced in the adrenal gland. This hormone includes aldosterone, which helps sodium concentration in the body, and cortisol, which serves as the bodies stress response to decrease inflammation.

Anabolic/Androgenic Steroids

Hormones made in the body to regulate the manufacture of testosterone and ovaries.

Androgenic

Part of testosterone that is involved in developing the male sex characteristics.

Anabolic

Involved in increasing the amount of body tissue by increasing protein production which can cause weight gain due to increase in muscle mass.

Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Stimulates the testes/ovaries functions and are two of the main hormones secreted by the pituitary.

Estrogen

A group of steroid hormones that promote the development and maintenance of female characteristics of the body. This is to treat menstrual disorders.

Testosterone

A steroid hormone that stimulates development of male secondary sexual characteristics in the testes and adrenal cortex.

Cholesterol

A steroid found in body tissue, blood and nerves. made up of cell membranes and of other steroid compounds, but high concentrations in the blood are thought to promote atherosclerosis.