Steroid is a type of organic compound that is arranged largely with four rings that join each other.
There is a wide variety of steroids depending on the “functional group” attached to it. There are over a hundred distinct steroids found in humans, animals, plants, insects, bacteria, and fungi.
Steroids can also be a term used to describe anabolic steroids or medications. In this case, Steroid is a term for an organic compound found/created within the human, plant, bacteria, fungi, and more.
Some well-known steroids include:
Some steroids often also work as hormones
– Often they are sex hormones
– Some are produced in the gonads and adrenal glands
– Examples are: Androgens, Estrogens, and Progestagens
Steroids can often be used in medication
Some examples include:
– Birth control
– 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