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Steroid Nomenclature

Perhaps not obvious at first glance, there is a naming convention in place that was used to create identities for the various anabolic/androgenic steroid hormones.This typically involves forming a root word to convey the structural base of the steroid, and … Continue reading

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Anabolics and Potency

One must remember that being classified as an anabolic just means that the steroid is more inclined to produce muscle growth than androgenic side effects. Since both effects are mediated through the same receptor, and growth is not produced by … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Anabolic/Androgenic Steroids

While it had been clear for many centuries that the testicles were crucial for the male body to properly develop, it was not until modern times that an understanding of testosterone began to form.The first solid scientific experiments in this … Continue reading

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Direct and Indirect Anabolic Effects

Although testosterone has been isolated, synthesized, and actively experimented with for many decades now, there is still some debate today as to exactly how steroids affect muscle mass. At this point in time, the primary mode of anabolic action with … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Testosterone

Anabolic steroids are a class of medications that contain a synthetically manufactured form of the hormone testosterone, or a related compound that is derived from (or similar in structure and action to) this hormone. In order to fully grasp how … Continue reading

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The Endocrinology of Muscle Growth

Although the Allied invasion of Europe during World War II took place on June 6,1944, the decision and planning began long before this date. The Allies understood that Germany was a formidable enemy, and that winning a war on mainland … Continue reading

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ANABOLIC OVERVIEW

The Science of Progress Any longtime follower of bodybuilding will tell you the face of the sport has changed considerably since the first Mr. Olympia took place back in 1965. Over the past 40 years, the 185-205lbs. symmetrically chiseled physiques … Continue reading

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