Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar to the male hormone testosterone. They are used to promote masculine features, increase growth, build muscle tissue, and strengthen bones.
Common anabolic steroid medicines include fluoxymesterone (Halotestin) and methylprednisolone (Medrol).
Last Revised: June 30, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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