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A nursing perspective on the misuse of anabolic steroids

Anabolic steroids have been in the news recently after British tennis player Greg Rusedski was cleared by the Association of Tennis Professionals of knowingly taking a banned substance following a positive test for the steroid nandrolone. Anabolic-androgenic steroids are synthetic derivatives related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (androgens). They function in a similar way to testosterone by binding with special receptor sites on muscle and other tissues, promoting protein synthesis ...

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