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1. what are some side effects of anabolic steroids?

  • thickens blood, anxiety, insomnia
  • dizziness, tiredness, depression
  • high bp, infertility and increased chance of heart attack
  • low bp, dehydration, loss of balance
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2. what do stimulants do?

  • mimic testosterone
  • have an effect on CNS, increased physical and/or mental alertness
  • control heart rate, have a calming, relaxing effect
  • cause the production of other hormones

3. what are narcotics used for?

  • lower heart rate with a calming effect
  • increase muscle mass
  • reduce pain from injury
  • increase red blood cell count

4. what effect on performance does anabolic steroids have?

  • train harder and build more muscle
  • increase alertness
  • increase red blood cell count
  • reduce pain

5. What hormone does anabolic steroids mimic?

  • adrenaline
  • testosterone
  • seratonine
  • endorphins

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