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Performance enhancing drugs: Anabolic Steroids

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erin go

on 10 March 2013

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Transcript of Performance enhancing drugs: Anabolic Steroids

Drugs in Sport: Anabolic Steroids References

http://sportsci.org/encyc/anabstereff/anabstereff.html What physiological
effects does anabolic
steroids have
on the body? The physiological effects of anabolic steroids is an euphoria-like state which increases aggressiveness, violence in the user and tolerance to stress. Further research has also shown that anabolic steroids can make people suffer from paranoid jealousy, delusions, and impaired justice. This also increases protein synthesis throughout the body cells. http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/drugs/steroids.asp#psycho_effects What effects does
it have on
the athletes performance? Probably the most obvious performance effects that anabolic steroids have on the body is muscle mass increase and fat decrease. It helps the taker become more stronger and bigger in strength and visual ways. http://www.musclechemistry.com/upload/musclechemistry-discussion/58894-positive-effects-anabolic-steroids-body.html http://chemistry.about.com/od/medicalhealth/a/anabolicsteroid.htm What are the side
effects included in this
drug? Side effects of anabolic steroids include:

- Heart attack
- Stroke
- Blood clots
- Liver cancer and failure
- For women there's decreased breast size, voice deepening, and development of facial and body hair.
- For men there's decreased sperm count, baldness, shrunken testicles, and breast development
What type of athletes
would benefit
from using this drug? http://www.medicinenet.com/anabolic_steroid_abuse/page3.htm#what_are_the_psychological_and_physical_side_effects_of_anabolic_steroid_abuse Weightlifters, football players, and sprinters are athletes who would benefit from anabolic steroids. Football players would need the strength to push and tackle people through the field while weightlifters would need the extra strength to lift the weight and keep it lifted for an amount of time. Sprinters would need the strength in their leg muscles to run faster.
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