The anabolic androgenic steroids, ar sterodial androgens that include a natural androgens for example: testoterones, as well as syntetic androgens that are structurally related and have similar effects to testosterone.
This increase proteins that are within cells, also have varying degrees of androgenic effects, including induction of the development and maintenance of masculine secondary sexual caractersitics such as: the growth of facial and body hair.
The effect of anabolic steroids is elicited by an action of the steroid on androgen receptors in muscle tissue. The steroid binds to the receptor and is carried to the nucleus of the cell where it instructs the cell to increase protein synthesis. T hypertrophy (growth) of the cells and the muscle tissue itself.