Anabolic androgenic steroids and violence : a …

There are two major ways that steroids can affect a person's body. Steroids can have androgenic effects, which include masculinizing effects like deepening of the voice, increased facial hair, and initial enlargement of some male sex glands. Steroids can also have anabolic effects that include increases in muscle mass, the size of some internal organs, and calcium in the bones.

Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of the male sex hormone testosterone
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While "steroid acne" is a well-known medical phrase, the term is associated with , not with oral or injected anabolic steroids. It does seem that anabolic steroids can also cause a form of acne,but--though the word is often seen in non-technical documents--I, at least, was unable to locate any medical reference to anabolic-steroid-caused acne being "serious".


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Anabolic–androgenic steroids (AAS) are synthetic drugs derived from testosterone
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Steroids have been reported to increase a persons aggressiveness or lead them to become more violent. This is sometimes called a "roid rage," defined as a manic rage where the user displays episodes of outright aggression and/or violent feelings and actions. Though scientific evidence is hard to find in support of roid rages, there are a large number of individual accounts of users who describe their own uncharacteristic aggressive behavior while under the influence of anabolic steroids.