Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

Effects

  1. promote protein synthesis
  2. antagonise catabolic effect of glucocorticoids
  3. increase RBC production (old indication for chronic renal failure, now EPO)

Adverse effects

Clinical signs

  1. muscular hypertrophy
  2. virilisation of women
  3. oily scin, acne
  4. jaundice
  5. hepatomegaly
  6. gynaecomastia
  7. testicular atrophy
  8. oedema
  9. mood change, agression