Tag: Steroids

Anabolic Steroids

The anabolic part of the metabolism is responsible for building larger molecules from smaller parts. In the body, anabolism is combined with catabolism, a process where larger molecules are parted into smaller units. The anabolic processes will build up tissues and organs in the body, including muscles. Anabolic steroids are therefore sometimes used by athletes, body builders, wrestlers and others with similar occupations to aid muscle growth. Since anabolic steroids affect a wide range of bodily functions and come with severe side effects their use is restricted in many countries and the use of anabolic steroids are also forbidden for participants of most international competitions, regardless of the rules in the home country of the participant. As mentioned earlier, anabolic steroids also have androgenic properties, which mean that they will affect the development and maintenance of masculine features in the body.

Allegedly, anabolic steroids were unintentionally discovered by German scientists …