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Hormones and Anabolic Steroids

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What is a hormone?
Do you think there are dangers to taking anabolic steroids or not? Why? Do anabolic steroids have any short or long term effects in males or females?

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In this solution I define hormone and anabolic steroid. I then go on to list the short and long term effects of anabolic steroid use. I describe general effects as well as sex specific effects.

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A Hormone is a chemical messenger, usually composed of a peptide or steroid; a substance that transports a signal from one cell to others. Specific hormones are produced by one tissue type, transported in the bloodstream (or in a duct) and taken in by other cells. All multi-celled organisms produce hormones. Hormones affect such processes as metabolism and growth.

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