Steroidology

Uncover the truth about Anabolic Steroids uses in bodybuilding

A glossary of terms associated with steroids and bodybuilding...

Anabolism:
constructive metabolism characterized by the building of tissue into more complex living matter, mainly muscle.

Anabolic:
promoting anabolism

Anabolic steroid:
any one of several compounds derived from testosterone or prepared synthetically to promote general body growth, to oppose the effects of endogenous estrogen, or to promote masculinization effects. They have a chemical structure similar to cholesterol.

Androgen:
any steroid hormone that promotes male characteristics.

Aromatize:
the on take of feminine characteristics or feminization.

Atrophy:
refers to a state of deterioration usually within the muscle or bodily organ due to a lack of use or health.

Catabolism:
a complex metabolic process in which energy is liberated for use in work, energy storage, or heat production by the destruction of complex substances. Basically muscle tissue is broken down when a person is in a catabolic state and the use of anabolic steroids will change this.

Cholesterol:
a fatty substance found in animals that performs many vital functions and is synthesized by the liver and the adrenal cortex.

Bitch Tits:
a slang term for gynecomastia.
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Gynecomastia:
an abnormal enlargement of one or both breasts in men. This condition is usually temporary due to a hormonal imbalance brought on by the use of steroids, however, can occur naturally as well.

Freaky:
A bodybuilding term used to describe a person who is huge and obviously on steroids.

Fakes or basement drug:
refers to counterfeit or fake steroids.

Virilization:
the process in which a person takes on the characteristics of a mature male. Masculinization.

Gear:
slang for steroids, syringes, anything associated with the use of steroids

Juice:
slang term for injectable steroids

Dart, poke, ned:
slang terms for syringes.

Thermogenisis:
the production of heat. Raises metabolism making it easier to burn fat.

Trade name:
the name given to a particular substance by each company that manufactures it.

Cycle:
the time in which a certain supplement is taken. If you take a supplement for 6 weeks it is a 6-week cycle. Usually the time on a cycle is followed by the same amount of time off of the cycle.

Libido:
a persons sex drive.

Steroid:
any of a large number of hormonal substances with the same basic chemical structure produced mainly in the adrenal cortex and gonads.

Lean mass:
the amount of muscle on a persons body

Immune system:
the system in a persons body that wards off infection and responds to illness.

| Testosterone:
an androgenic hormone which is used to produce anabolic steroids.

Estrogen:
natural hormone that promotes the growth and development of female characteristics.

Creatine:
a nitrogenous compound that when combined with phosphate produces ATP

ATP:
adenosine triphosphate is a molecule used to store and release energy in the muscle.

Diuretic:
a substance that increases the amount of urine which is released by the kidneys.

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