LEADING ARTICLE: Misuses and side effects of steroids derivatives.
Nemah H. Aljubori; MB.Ch B; PhD; LS3Clinical Pathology. Editor for Basic Sciences, International Journal Medical Sciences Babylon University College of Medicine (BUCM), Babylon, Iraq
Journal Title:Aalborg Academy Journal of Medical Sciences
The term Steroid, denotes any of a class of natural or synthetic organic compounds characterized by a molecular structure of 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings . Steroids are important in biology, chemistry, and medicine . They are classified into two major categories; the catabolic and the anabolic steroids. The catabolic steroids include corticosterone cortisone and aldosterone. The main corticosteroids produced by the adrenal cortex are cortisol and aldosterone .