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Anabolic Steroid Definitions

  • 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.
  • ATP= adenosine triphosphate is a molecule used to store and release energy in the muscle.
  • 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.
  • 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, pin, ned= slang terms for syringes.
  • Thermogenesis= 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
  • Diuretic= a substance that increases the amount of urine which is released by the kidneys.

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