Common Uses for Androgenic Steroids

ATHLETIC   

The most common uses for androgenic steroids are in athletes wishing to increase their muscle mass, and consequently their athletic performance.  The emasculating effect of the androgen includes development of skeletal muscle above and beyond what is naturally expected.

 

 

COMMONLY ABUSED STEROIDS 

courtesy of NIDA

 

  MEDICAL

Though the research on other uses in the medical field is underdeveloped, it has been suggested that these drugs can also be used to: 

Due to the many negative effects these drugs have on the human body, medical application of these drugs must be monitored carefully by a knowledgeable physician. 

 

Common drugs used in medical settings include:

OTHER USES

Colton & Casper (1996) report that androgenic steroids have been used to assist performers in controlling vagal effect from stage fright or "jitters prior to a performance". 

    

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