Steroids And Their Relationship With Exercise / Sports Science And Chemistry

1217 WordsNov 21, 20145 Pages
Research Project: Steroids The topic I have chosen to talk about today is steroids and their relationship with exercise/sports science and chemistry. You’re probably wondering what are steroids? How and what are they made of? Why would anyone take them? I felt that these four things went very well together and are very interconnected with one another especially chemistry and steroids. First of all, what are steroids? Steroids are derived from the lipid family that also includes cholesterol, steroid hormones, and bile salts. [1][3]These molecules are derived from two-carbon acetyl-CoA units, when combined forms a five carbon isoprene molecule, which finally creates and forms a seventeen carbon tetracyclic hydrocarbon which becomes the molecular skeleton for a steroid. [1][2] From that point on the steroid base can turned into different kinds of steroids for different purposes, like gels, pills, fluids and others. This is where the chemistry aspect comes in, to create different forms of this substance a person must have a thorough knowledge of molecules, elements, chemical reactions, how to change the physical state of the substance, and much more chemistry. So the creation of steroids is in a sense a big chemistry project with many different steps and parts going into it. The most popular and common of these steroids is anabolic-androgenic. So where did steroids come from and why do people use them? In history steroids, anabolic specifically, were created as a synthetic

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