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

  title={Anabolic-androgenic steroids: use and abuse in pediatric patients.},
  author={Julie M Kerr and Joseph A. Congeni},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={771-85, xii}
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… CONTINUE READING

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