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Steroids

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Lydia Lauzon

on 19 March 2014

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Transcript of Steroids

History of the drug
-Where does it come from:
Germany

-Who created it:

Dr. Ruziicka in the early 1930's

-What reason was it invented for:

He invented steroids to fight diseases such as cancer.
Scientific name
The scientific name of steroids is
anabolic-androgenic

steroids
. Androgenic refers to increased male characteristics. Anabolic refers to muscle-building.

Street names:


-Pumpers
-Gym candy
-Arnolds
-Stackers
-Balls and Bulls
-A's
-Weight trainers

What are steroids?
Steroids are
dangerous drugs

that athletes use in order to
increase
their
strength
and
develop muscles
quickly and easily. Also, steroids are
stimulants
. They stimulate the brain and the nervous system. Steroids increase alertness and physical activity.
Steroids
-Derived from where:

Cholesterol

-How is it consumed:

Steroids can be taken in
pills
,
injected
in your muscle, provided in
gels
or
creams
that are rubbed on the skin
.
Category

How does the steroids affect the brain, body and the behavior
Brain
:
When you use steroids, the message sent to your body by the hypothalamus
disrupts the normal hormone function.

Body
: You build muscles making your
body
look
bigger
.

Behavior
: The steroids may give you
mood swings
overtime, and make you have a grumpy attitude.
What are the effects?
-short term effects (Men) :

Reduced sperm count, damage to the heart, pain while urinating.

-short term effects (Women) :

Breast reduction and excessive hair growth.



-Short term effects (Both sexes) :
Acne, rapid weight gain, voice turns deeper, skin comes oily, cholesterol levels, insomnia, headaches, reduced sexual functioning, increase in muscle size, swelling of feet and ankles, improved healing and improved appetite.

-Long term effects (Men) :

Liver disease or liver cancer, development of breasts and shrinking of the testicles.

-Long term effects (Women) :

Deepened voice, enlarged clitoris and abnormal menstrual cycles.

- Long term effects (Both sexes) :

Blood clotting difficulties, heart attacks, reproductive organ damage, premature heart attacks and stokes, stunted growth in adolescents, increased chance of injuring ligaments, tendons and muscles and increase in muscle. size.
Why do people take steroids?
People use steroids because they want to pass their natural limits. Steroids don't just add muscle, they enhance your performance based on your type of training. If you are training to be faster, you will perform faster. If you are training to have bigger muscles you will have larger muscles.
Jail time / fines
-Simple possession of steroids with no prior offenses:

Up to a year in federal prison or minimum fine of $1,000.

-Simple possession of steroids with certain prior convictions:

Minimum 15 days in prison, and up to two years in prison or minimum fine of $2,000.

-Possession with intent to sell:

Up to 5 years in prison or minimum fine of $5,000.

Where is it sold most of the predominant?
If you buy it legally, you get it in a pharmacy with a prescription. Although most of the time, people buy it off the internet, and at the black market.
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