ATTENTION GETTER: In a recent report, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uncovered an alarming statistic: more than a half million students in the 8th and 10th grade are currently using some form of anabolic steroids. ( www.steroidabuse.org)
A. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:
1. Definition in scientific terms
2. Origins and when discovered
B. WHAT STEROIDS ARE AND HAVE BEEN USED FOR
C. WHO USES STEROIDS AND WHY
D. THE POTENTIAL PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS
I. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:
A. SCIENTIFIC DEFINITION:
Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone. Testosterone, the natural male hormone that is produced primarily by the testes in men, is responsible for the androgenic (masculizing), and the anabolic (tissue-building) effects noted during male adolescence and adulthood. . (CHARLES YESALIS 2000)
According to the reference text anabolic steroids in sport and exercise 2000, Experimentation with synthetic steroids on animals and castrate men began as early as 1911, and by 1935, the hormone testosterone had been isolated, chemically characterized, and the basic nature of its anabolic effects had become clear. It was shortly here after that oral and injectable preparations were made available ...
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...nd other athletes
2. Because of the muscle building effect that anabolic androgenic steroids produce.
D. THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF STEROID USE
1. Yesalis, C.E. Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise. (2nd Ed.) 2000. Human Kinetics, United States.
2. Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., and Wilson, W. Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes about Drugs, Supplements, and Training. 2000. W.W. Norton, New York and London.
3. Haley, J. Performance Enhancing Drugs. 2003, Greenhaven Press, San Diego.
4. Wright, J.E., and Cowart,V.S. Anabolic Steroids: Altered States. 1990, Benchmark Press Inc., Carmel, Indiana.
5. Taylor, W.N. Hormonal Manipulation: A New Era of Monstrous Athletes. 1985, McFarland and Company Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, and London.
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