Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS)
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are synthetic hormones that mimic the effects of testosterone in the body. They are commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders to increase muscle mass, strength, and performance. These steroids can be taken orally or injected, and they work by increasing protein synthesis in cells, which leads to the growth and repair of muscles. However, they also have many negative side effects, including liver damage, heart problems, and hormonal imbalances. They are illegal to use without a prescription and can be dangerous if not used properly.