|Anabolic steroids which are also referred to as anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are drugs that related to the cyclic steroid ring system structurally and have same effects as that of testosterone in the human body. Anabolic steroids mainly increase protein content in the cells, mostly in skeletal muscles. The other properties shown by Anabolic steroids are androgenic as well as virilizing properties, which includes the development of masculine characteristics and their maintenance such as the growth of the testicles, vocal cords, and body hair.
Anabolic steroids were first made in the 1930s, and are now a days used therapeutically in medicine for stimulation of bone growth and appetite, induction of male puberty and treat chronic wasting conditions, such as cancer and AIDS. There are several journals that publishes the papers related to Anabolic steroids. One of the journals that covers all the topics of androgenic steroids is Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science. The journal is peer reviewed and freely accessible for all the readers throughout the world.