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What is Anabolic:Androgenic Ratio?Anabolic steroids are derivatives of testosterone which share two types of activity–muscle building (anabolic) and non-muscle male sex hormone related activity (androgenic):
The androgenic/virilising effects include:
Compounds with a high ratio of androgenic to a anabolic effects are the drug of choice in androgen-replacement therapy, whereas compounds with a reduced androgenic:anabolic ratio are preferred for anemia, osteoporosis, and to reverse protein loss following trauma, surgery or prolonged immobilization.
Determination of androgenic:anabolic ratio is typically performed in animal studies, which has led to the marketing of some compounds claimed to have anabolic activity with weak androgenic effects. This disassociation is less marked in humans, where all anabolic steroids have significant androgenic effects.
The standard scientific measurement of the androgenic/anabolic ratio of a given steroid is a comparison of the effects of the drug on the growth of prostate tissue vs. muscle tissue in rats.
As far as how this measurement applies to bodybuilding and strength training, the preferred compounds are those that have a high anabolic number with a lower androgenic number. Comments on What is Anabolic:Androgenic Ratio?
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