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Steroids

What is it?

Synthetically produced versions of testosterone, the male hormone used to promote muscle growth, enhance athletic performance, improve physical appearance.

Street Names

Arnolds, Gear, Gym Candy, Juice, Pumpers, Roids, Stackers, Weight Gainers

How is it used?

  • Injected intramuscularly
  • Gels, creams, transdermal patches
  • Tablets, sublingual-tablets and capsules

How does it affect the body?

  • Many effects depending on age, sex, the type, length of time used In males: stunts growth, acne, shrinks testicles, enlarges breasts
  • In women, deepens voice, increases facial and body hair, acne, menstrual irregularities
  • Dramatic mood swings, impaired judgment, increased levels of aggression and hostility
  • Increased risk of heart disease, liver damage
  • Addiction
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