Talk:Anabolic steroid

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Isn't this redundant?[edit]

Anabolic steroids also have androgenic and virilizing properties,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but "androgenic" means "virilizing". Unless the two terms are used differnetly in medical use?Skookum1 (talk) 17:35, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


Removal of word Nazi[edit]

In the list of Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, Germany was referred to as Nazi Germany. I removed this because I think it is irrelevant in the context to add the political nature of the country while naming it. We do not refer to Switzerland as Neutral Switzerland, nor would we call Italy or Russia forexample Communist Russia or Fascist Italy in this context. The explanation for Nazi involvement in this subject is later explained lower in the section and provides the necessary detail. If it is considered important to further expand the involvement, surely it should be done by a devoted heading? Feel free to change it back, it's only my opinion. Frup (talk) 03:54, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Valid opinion, though there is a Wikipedia article for Nazi Germany (and for Communist Russia and Fascist Italy). I think having Germany in this context gives the reader more detail as to the time and place these innovations took place in a single word, since "Nazi Germany" is a common English name for Germany under the government of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Worker's Party. I believe that the original inclusion of Nazi also comes from the source cited. --Yankees76 (talk) 05:34, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Addition to external links[edit]

http://st.eroids.com would make a good addition to external links section, as it shows perspective on the topic not captured in this article. The "insider's story", is just as good of a source when looking for an objective view, as the current, much more technical - but unconnected article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Errorid (talkcontribs) 10:06, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Have you read our external links policy? Tim Vickers (talk) 17:39, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Second graf of Anabolic_steroid#Routes_of_administration: "...it has more irregular prolonged absorption time and greater activity in propionate, enanthate, undecanoate or cypionate ester form." Should that be "regular" instead of "irregular"? Tom Reedy (talk) 20:07, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

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Stench from using anabolic steroids???[edit]

Does anybody know if using anabolic steroids leads to body odor? If somebody knows, could they please put that in this article? The reason why I ask is because of the recent articles about John Travolta's pilot who apparently had a 6-year homosexual relationship with Travolta - he is said to have broken off the relationship because of Travolta's obesity between movies and he couldn't stomach Travolta's body odor/stink. From what I understand, actors like Travolta who "fat out" between movies, but miraculously get into shape for their next movie, get into shape by using steroids, and then they stop use after the movie is made. Thus, I wonder if Travolta's stink - which drove his gay lover away - was related to his possible use of steroids in order to get rid of the fat in order to be attractive as an actor. This would make sense seeing as how the steroids would shove out various hormones through the sweat glands/pores. Does anybody know if using anabolic causes a person to excrete excess hormones and thus stink? Also, is the stink worse than the smell caused by normal (one's own) testosterone??? Thanks in advance to anybody who knows. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Betathetapi545 (talkcontribs) 22:34, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Kidney effects[edit]

"Kidney problems

Kidney tests revealed that nine of the ten bodybuilders developed a condition called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a type of scarring within the kidneys. The kidney damage in the bodybuilders has similarities to that seen in morbidly obese patients, but appears to be even more severe.[95]"

This sentence appears misleading. [95] studied 10 steroid using body builders who have severe kidney damage and noted that 9 out of the 10 had FSGS. It said nothing about the prevalence of kidney failure in steroid users. The sentence seems to suggest that steroid users have a high risk of kidney injury. [95] does not support that idea. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.34.207.79 (talk) 23:04, 5 June 2014 (UTC)