The word “anabolic” means...
Correct! Athletes abuse anabolic steroids in order to artificially increase muscle mass. Some people like to look big even if it means doing ugly things to their insides.
Well, the types of steroids that are prescribed by doctors to reduce swelling are called corticosteroids and are not addictive. When medication is taken as prescribed, it can be very helpful to a patient.
Nope! Estrogens are female hormones that develop and maintain secondary female characteristics, such as breasts. Both girls and boys have a balance of female and male hormones.
No, but interesting anyway! Coined by the U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner's nephew, this term represents a number that is equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros and is expressed as 10 100.
The body’s defense against germs and diseases is called...
Uh-uh! This term refers to a decimal system of weights and measures, adopted first in France but now used widely in science.
Nope! This term refers to the region of the brain that functions as the main control center for the autonomic nervous system by regulating sleep cycles, body temperature, and appetite, among other things.
Yup! The immune system protects the body from foreign substances by destroying infected cells. When the immune system gets weak, we are more prone to getting sick.
No. This term refers to structures in the brain that are involved with emotions and memory.
Anabolic steroids in the brain may trigger behavior known as...
Right! This term refers to the aggressive behavior exhibited by those who regularly use steroids. People may also become highly irritable, depressed, and moody.
No. The use of steroids makes the person anything but stable. Most people show irritable, aggressive, depressed, and moody behavioral changes.
Nope. The use of steroids doesn't make an individual hilarious or even moderately funny because of possible severe mood swings.
While a person may get depressed during sustained use of anabolic steroids, this is not the answer we were looking for.
Healthy ways to gain muscle that won’t leave you feeling all gross and irritated with your friends and family include...
Yes! Lifting weights is the natural way to gain muscle mass on your body.
French fries will not help you gain muscle, but eating a healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables will help your body be healthy and strong.
Dream on! If increasing muscle mass was that easy, our country would have the most muscular population in the world.
Nope! While playing chess may be good exercise for your brain, it won't help you build more muscles.