Biochemistry and physiology of anabolic androgenic steroids doping.

  title={Biochemistry and physiology of anabolic androgenic steroids doping.},
  author={Giuseppe Lippi and Mario Franchini and Giuseppe Banfi},
  journal={Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry},
  volume={11 5},
Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AASs) are chemical and pharmacological derivatives of the male hormone testosterone which are widely used for increasing burst and sprinting activities in sports. Although AASs are thought to be transversal to the plurality of sports disciplines, they are principally misused by bodybuilders, weightlifters, shot, hammer, discus or javelin throwers, rugby and American football players as well as by swimmers and runners. AAS exert a kaleidoscope of effects on human… 

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