Steroids (Anabolic)

Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of the male sex hormone testosterone. The proper term for these compounds is anabolic-androgenic steroids. "Anabolic" refers to muscle building, and "androgenic" refers to increased male sex characteristics. Learn about the health effects of anabolic steroids and read the DrugFacts.

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Gear, Juice, Roids, Stackers

1% of high school seniors misused steroids in the past year.

Source: 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey

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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies in human volunteers conducted to answer specific health questions. Learn about the NIH-sponsored clinical trials available to you.