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Steroid is a type of organic compound that is arranged largely with four rings that join each other.

There are a wide variety of steroids depending of the “functional group” attached to it.

There are over a hundred distinct steroids found in humans, animals, plants, insects, bacteria and fungi.

Some well known steroids include:

   -    Testosterone
   -    Estrogen
   -    Progesterone
    -   Cholesterol
   -    Cortisol
   -    Glucocorticoids
   -    others

Some steroids often also work as hormones

    -    Often they are sex hormones
    -    Some are produced in gonands and adrenal glands
    -    Examples are:  Androgens, Estrogens, and Progestagens

Steroids can often be used in medication

Some examples include:

.         Prednisone
.         Dexamethasone
.         Birth control
-         others

Anabolic Steroids

   -  Are a class of steroids
   -  The primarily interface with androgens
   -  As a result, muscle mass and bone synthesis increases
   -  There are natural and synthetic types

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