Anabolic-androgenic steroids: use and abuse in pediatric patients.

Title

Anabolic-androgenic steroids: use and abuse in pediatric patients.

Creator

Kerr Julie M; Congeni Joseph A

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics of North America

Date

2007
2007-08

Description

The "win at all costs" mentality fuels athletes to seek performance-enhancing substances, such as anabolic-androgenic steroids, to gain an advantage over their opponents. Nonathletes espouse this same attitude to "win" the battle of attractiveness. An enhanced understanding of anabolic-androgenic steroids and the motivations behind their abuse will arm pediatricians with the ability to engage their patients in a balanced discussion of the benefits and costly risks of anabolic-androgenic steroids and successfully deter further use.

Subject

*Anabolic Agents/adverse effects; *Androgens/adverse effects; *Doping in Sports/prevention & control; Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior/drug effects; Child; Humans; Sports Medicine; Substance Abuse Detection; Substance-Related Disorders/etiology; Testosterone Congeners

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

771–785, xii

Issue

4

Volume

54

Citation

Kerr Julie M; Congeni Joseph A, “Anabolic-androgenic steroids: use and abuse in pediatric patients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 7, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3762.

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