Terms of Steroids

For those who have been around steroids for some time, you know these terms used in the steroid world. For those with friends and family member who are addicted to steroids, this is a chance to educate yourself so that you can provide adequate support to those who deserve it. The use of steroids is an addiction that needs to be stopped before it reaches the addictive stage. As for those who have reached the addictive stage, it needs to be stopped to restore health. Some of these terms have been used in many other disciplines and may cause confusion.

There are many more acronyms related to the world of steroids that are not in this list. Here are the most common reference terms in the world of steroids.

  • AS =Anabolic Steroids. This is a type of steroids, the most common of steroids and popular among young users.
  • GEAR; the common name for steroids. There are other street names like HYPE, PUMP and ROIDS which refer to steroids.
  • AR = Androgen Receptor
  • BB =Body Building
  • CC = cubic centimeter is used to denote capacity; and is the amount that can fit in a cube measuring one centimeter on all sides
  • CYP =Testosterone
  • ENTH /ETH =Testosterone
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  • CNS =Central Nervous System; This is a acronym used also in the medical world
  • DART =Syringe/Needle

Helping someone who has been taking steroids is a challenge since it is an addiction and the fact that steroids are not exactly illegal does not help. Anabolic steroids are the most common and to put it simply, anabolic steroids are synthetic male hormones. They are responsible for the growth of male sexual characteristics but effects of anabolic steroids on the health of a person are adverse and are more than the advantages gained from taking them. Bone and liver destruction are just a tip of the iceberg as the effects include cancer. The knowledge of reference terms used among steroid users will be of help but you will need to spot a steroid user.

The presence of excesses in a personality that is not excessive is one of the signs of steroid use. If a person is moody and violent; he may be using steroids. Excess physical strength and the presence of incriminating items like medication and syringes should make you suspect steroids. There is reason to suspect if you are not aware of the company your children are keeping.

Rehabilitation is a great way of helping a person to get over steroid addiction, and so is education on the effects of steroids on the heart. When the muscles are enlarged, they will need more food and resources from the body. They place undue pressure on the heart, which may lead to a heart attack. This is why athletes using steroids are more prone to heart attacks. The long terms effects of bone diseases, cancer and liver failure calls for education of the children.