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

Title

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

Creator

Kerr JM; Congeni JA

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.Copyright © 2007 by Elsevier Inc.

Subject

Child; Substance Abuse Detection; Sports Medicine; Adolescence; Testosterone; Substance Use Disorders – Etiology; Adolescent Behavior – Drug Effects; Androgens – Adverse Effects; Doping in Sports – Prevention and Control; Hormones – Adverse Effects

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–xii

Issue

4

Volume

54

Citation

Kerr JM; Congeni JA, “Anabolic-androgenic steroids: use and abuse in pediatric patients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 10, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6038.

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