Metabolism of anabolic androgenic steroids.

  title={Metabolism of anabolic androgenic steroids.},
  author={Willhelm Sch{\"a}nzer},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={42 7},
  • W. Schänzer
  • Published 1 July 1996
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical chemistry
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are misused to a high extent in sports by athletes to improve their physical performance. Sports federations consider the use of these drugs in sports as doping. The misuse of AAS is controlled by detection of the parent AAS (when excreted into urine) and (or) their metabolites in urine of athletes. I present a review of the metabolism of AAS. Testosterone is the principal androgenic steroid and its metabolism is compared with that of AAS. The review is… 

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