Steroids Vacabulary – Terms and Definitions
Anabolic: This term refers to the promoting of anabolism, the actual building of tissues, mainly muscle. It has barely any side effects tied in to it
Adrogenic: This has to do with testosterone. This function of testosterone is responsible for male secondary sexual characteristics like body hair, deepening of the voice, development of the male sex organs and sex drive.
Aromatize: This term relates to a reaction in the body where excess testosterone or androgens are converted to estrogen.
Black Market: The black market is an underground source where most athletes get their steroids.
Catabolic: Catabolic is the opposite of anabolic. It is the breakdown of tissue. It occurs from such things as disease and infection.
Clean: An athlete that has tested negative for anabolic steroids.
Cycle: This means the period of time an athlete is on the steroid.
Dart: Means needle.
Estrogen: This is the female sex hormone responsible for secondary sexual characteristics in females, a little in males.
Natural: A term describing athletes who have not used steroids for a particular time.
Orals: This term means steroids that have been taken through the mouth and intended to swallow, not dissolve in the mouth.
Pin: Refers to a needle.
Plateau: This is the point of a steroid cycle where the effectiveness of the steroid stops. Two things can be done when this happens.
2. Stop taking the steroid. A plateau is often reported after 6 weeks, but has happened after
3. This can also be avoided by staggering the cycle with different steroids or creating a stack.
Stacking: This term means putting two or more drugs together at the same time.
Stagger: Staggering is using more than one drug in a cycle.