Psychology 2020A/B Lecture Notes - Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, Asthma, Anabolic Steroid

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Thought Questions Steroids
1) What are the three classes of steroids?
i. __________________________________________
ii. __________________________________________
iii. __________________________________________
2)Allsubstanceswithinthedrugclass‘steroids’aregroupedtogetherbased on what
shared characteristic?
____________________________________________________________________
3) There are four (4) naturally occurring steroids. List them.
i. __________________________________________
ii. __________________________________________
iv. __________________________________________
iii. Hormones of the adrenal cortex
4) There are many therapeutic uses for steroids including treating anemia, heart
disease, cancer, arthritis, and asthma. Specific steroids are used to treat each of these.
For example, to treat inflammation _________________________________________
are used. Oral contraceptives on the other hand, contain ________________________
_____________________________________________________________________ .
5) Steroids used for medicinal purposes tend not to those which are abused. Rather,
________________________________________________. are type of steroids most
commonly abused. They are derived from the male hormone
Anabolic steroids
Vit D
Corticol steriods
Anabolic steriods
- Used for treatment for artheritis
- Megarexia - obsession to get bigger, more muscular
Corticol
estrogens
Shared chemical structure
Cholesterol
Estrogenic
Estrogen hormone antagonist might help reduce cancer, they block estrogen
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