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An athlete asks about performance enhancing substances. Which of the following side effects is more common with creatine than with testosterone?
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What is the most common behavioral effect of anabolic steroid use in athletes?
A weightlifter informs you that he has been using methandrostenolone for performance enhancement. You advise him of the potential side effects. Which of the following has not been linked to the use of this product?
Decreased sperm count
Altered lipid profiles
At present, there is no widely accepted urine test to detect the use of which of the following performance-enhancing drugs?
Human growth hormone
A 17-year-old wrestler is noted to demonstrate increased aggression and hostility toward others at school. These are the most common behavioral side effects of what performance enhancing drug?
Which of the following is a side-effect from anabolic steroid use?
Renal failure with secondary hyperpararthyroidism
Decrease in low density lipoprotein
Decreased blood pressure
Decrease in fat
Decrease in high density lipoprotein
A 32-year-old professional cyclist suffered a myocardial infarction 6 months ago secondary to long term anabolic steroid use. Which of the following options describes the mechanism by which steroids most likely caused this patient's heart disease?
Increased plasma levels of high density lipoproteins
Decreased systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Increased plasma levels of low density lipoproteins
Alteration of myocardial conduction patterns
Direct endothelial damage to coronary arteries
What effect does glucagon have on skeletal muscle?