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Steroid Use and Abuse
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Editors: Paul K. Roberts
Book Description:
"Anabolic steroids” is the familiar name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones (e.g., testosterone). They promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects) in both males and females. The term “anabolic steroids” will be used throughout this book because of its familiarity, although the proper term for these compounds is “anabolic-androgenic steroids.” As discussed in this book, the primary medical uses of these compounds are to treat delayed puberty, some types of impotence, and wasting of the body caused by HIV infection or other diseases. However, steroids can also be abused and this has become so widespread in athletics that it has affected the outcome of sports contests. Illicit steroids are often sold at gyms, competitions, and through mail order operations after being smuggled into this country. This book presents important information related to this problem.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Report Series: Anabolic Steroid Abuse, pp.1-18
(U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

NIDA Info Facts: Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)pp.19-24

Anabolic Steroid Abuse: Federal Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Anabolic Steroid Abuse among Teenagers (GAO) pp.25-48

Testimony of Robert F. Kanaby, National Federation of State High School Associations Before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection (February 27, 2008) pp.49-54

Index, p.55

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      Drug Transit and Distribution, Interception and Control
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010 1st Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-324-5
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