Thought Questions – Steroids
1) What are the three classes of steroids?
2) All substances within the drug class ‘steroids’ are grouped together based on what
3) There are four (4) naturally occurring steroids. List them.
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 ____________________________________. They produce euphoria but are primarily
abused to ____________________________________________________________.
6) Define the term ‘stacking’.
7) They are specific steroids that are used for building muscle mass and those that are
used to produce more muscle definition. This process of producing more definition is
referred to as _________________