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Anabolic Steroids - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The video lessons in this chapter take a closer look at what anabolic steroids are and how they can affect individuals who take them. You can learn more about the history of performance enhancing drugs and examine the patterns of steroid abuse that occur in sports. The lessons also explore dangers associated with taking anabolic steroids and reveal patterns of anabolic steroid use and abuse.
In addition to watching the video lessons, you can access timelines to help you locate specific topics within the videos. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are available to test your comprehension of the materials and you can always contact an instructor if you have any questions about this chapter. After watching the video lessons, you should be able to identify:
- How anabolic steroids work
- What patterns of abuse exist in steroid use
- How performance enhancing drugs were introduced to the sports world
- The dangers and health risks of anabolic steroid use
|The History of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports||Examine the historical use of performance enhancing drugs in sports.|
|How Do Anabolic Steroids Work?||Analyze how anabolic steroids work and examine patterns of steroid use.|
|Dangers & Health Risks of Anabolic Steroids||Discover the dangers and health risks of anabolic steroid use.|
|Patterns of Anabolic Steroid Use & Abuse||Describe the patterns of anabolic steroid use, abuse, tolerance, dependence, withdrawal and overdose.|
1. The History of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports
In this lesson, you're going to learn about the fascinating early and modern history of performance enhancing drugs around the world and in various sports.
2. How Do Anabolic Steroids Work?
In this lesson we'll explain the mechanism of action of anabolic steroids. We'll go over how they alter your cells to cause changes like increased muscle growth, and some of the main reasons people turn to steroids.
3. Dangers & Health Risks of Anabolic Steroids
In this lesson we'll explain what anabolic steroids are and why people take them. Then we'll get into the dangers of using these drugs and what consequences they can have on your health.
4. Patterns of Anabolic Steroid Use & Abuse
Athletes and bodybuilders have used and abused anabolic steroids for years, and fans are no longer surprised when their favorite athlete gets busted for doping. This lesson will cover the short and long-term effects of anabolic steroid use.
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- Tobacco & Nicotine
- Psychomotor Stimulants
- Anti-anxiety & Sedative Hypnotics
- Antipsychotic Drugs, Antidepressants & Mood Stabilizers
- Lesser Known Drugs that Are Abused
- Pharmacological & Neurophysiological Principles
- Classification of Drugs
- Inhaled Substances
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