Anabolic-androgenic steroids (also known as AAS) are versions or derivatives of the male sex hormone naturally present testosterone, which is produced naturally in both men and women chemically modified. In other words, steroids refer to drugs (excluding estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) or hormonal substance (s), which are chemically related to testosterone that promotes muscle growth.
Today, there are more than a hundred varieties of these medications, but only a few are approved for human or veterinary use and a prescription is required to purchase these drugs for medicinal purposes.
Anabolic steroids are under the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 in Annex III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). These drugs, according to the legislation, are classified as drugs or hormonal substances that are chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids), and have the potential to promote muscle