Androgenic-anabolic steroids, and other performance enhancing drugs, are banned by major amateur and professional sports authorities. They are classified as Schedule III controlled substances in the United States. These steroids are related to the male sex hormone, testosterone, and effect muscle growth (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects).
Definition: Testosterone and its synthetic analogs listed as controlled substances. Androstendols, androstendiones, their 19-norversions, dehydroepiandrosterone, designer anabolic steroids.