Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003201
Title: Steroids a boon or bane in sports
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Steroid is a drug which is one of blessing and banes. Next to dope, it is almost the most misused drug. In sports, it is being used so much to take away the spirit of sports. This article investigates in depth of steroids. Steroids are used for medicinal purposes only, but its use has been misunderstood by the teenagers and athletes leading to use them for illegal purposes. Athletes take these drugs to gain body bulk and muscular strength. Several countries banned steroid use and the sportsmen are checked before athletic games such as Olympic to know whether they take steroids, if so, they are disqualified to play. Teenagers of these days use these drugs to attract opposite sex, thereby decreasing their self-confidence. However, these people are unaware about the side effects that these drugs cause. Most of them lost their life due to drug overdose. Steroids are also used in dentistry to treat infection and pain, but the only thing is that it only reduces the symptoms but does not treat the cause of disease. Steroids using people are more aggressive than normal individuals, and on long run, it leads to infertility. It causes premature puberty in men when has taken in small age and the primary and secondary sexual characters start to develop earlier than the ideal age in such persons. These effects are due to the factor that anabolic steroids are derived from testosterone which, in turn, is a male hormone responsible for the development of sexual hormones in men.

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    Daniel Silas Samuel, S. Pavithra Priyadarshoni*

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    1 Intern, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: S. Pavithra Priyadarshoni, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Vellapanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Daniel Silas Samuel, S. Pavithra Priyadarshoni*

    Title:Steroids a boon or bane in sports
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (505-509)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Adverse effects,Mechanism of action, Stacking and doping, Steroid ban
    Research Materials:Anabolic steroids

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Adverse effects Anabolic steroids Mechanism of action Stacking and doping Steroid ban

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