Steroids Report - Tim Thyne Final Project Period 4...

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Tim Thyne Final Project Period 4 Throughout the many years of medical study, steroids has been found to be an excellent drug for medical use but many times is destructive when not in the hands of a certified doctor. Once body-builders gained knowledge about this drug, they started using it illegally. This made doctors want to know more about the drug to warn body-builders of the history, side effects, and the common mistakes that people often practice with steroids aside from using them illegally. Evidence shows that at least one scientist reported 100 years ago that testosterone is the cause of masculine features in males. But 100 years ago it failed to be proven. In the 1930's, researchers tested with anabolic steroids on dogs, they discovered an increase in muscle mass. In the 1940's, it is believed that anabolic steroids were given to POWs that were suffering from malnutrition. In the early 1950's, athletes in Europe and Russia were using steroids to increase their strength. Steroids were then noticed after Russian lifters shattered weight lifting records. After this, Dr. Ziegler, was able to prove that testosterone had been the reason for the increased performance. In 1956, Dr. Ziegler and the CIBA labs made Dianabol (Methandrostenolone or D-bol). By 1964, all the top steroids were on the market. Doctors used these steroids in certain conditions for patients to help cure them, yet nobody really knew proper dosages for steroids. High-class competitors competing against other countries almost always used high dosaged, long cycles of steroids. How to use the steroids were learned from a training partner, trainer, or another group using the steroids, thus resulting in disastrous side effects, but incredible strength gains. Today, there are millions of athletes on steroids, there are used in all sports by both females and males. The majority of users are in their late teens. Steroids are being used at ages as young as 13 to increase performances in school sports. Athletes will do anything to achieve their goals no matter how high the risk is. Anabolic steroids are powerful muscle-building and performance-enhancing compounds. They are many times used as the "secret- weapon" behind many world-class athletes, their performance, and bodybuilding. Steroids increase the amount of muscle one can build. They are banned by almost every athletic organization and are illegal, therefore leading to arrests and jail time if one is caught with them. They also have terrible side effects that can even be deadly. Anabolic steroids are used to gain the "typically desired effect" while on the other hand androgenic steroids are considered to deliver the "undesired effect." Tim Thyne Page 1 5/8/2009
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Tim Thyne Final Project Period 4 Although steroids and training are a bit outside the laboratory’s interests, they appear to be a topic of great general interest. All anabolic steroids are chemical derivatives of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Due to testosterone’s short
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course MGMT 375 taught by Professor Higgins during the Spring '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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