Essay on Informative Speech: Anabolic Steroids

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Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the use of anabolic steroids

ATTENTION GETTER: In a recent report, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uncovered an alarming statistic: more than a half million students in the 8th and 10th grade are currently using some form of anabolic steroids. ( www.steroidabuse.org)

PREVIEW POINTS:

A. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:

1. Definition in scientific terms 2. Origins and when discovered
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2000) A. THERAPEUTIC AGENT 1. Delayed Puberty…in boys age 15 or older 2. Impotence and male climacteric symptoms 3. To treat breast cancer in women 4. HIV/aids patients to increase appetite, strength, body mass, and improved sense of well being.
B. VETERINARY APPLICATION 1. Anabolic/Androgenic steroids are widely used in veterinary medicine, as well as .. 2. Given to cattle to increase the rate of weight gain and improve feed efficiency. 3. Improve the performance of race horses

C. PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUG 1. The use of steroids by humans to enhance physical performance "…were apparently first used in WWII," according to William Taylor, M.D., in his book Hormonal Manipulation, "steroids were said to have been administered to Nazi troops in order to make them more aggressive and less fearful of violence." 2. It was in the next few decades that Steroids began to play a prominent role in Sport and Athletics. The muscle building effect of steroids has caused them to be widely used by body builders and other athletes.

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III. WHO USES STEROIDS NOW AND WHY The use of steroids to improve performance, strength, and size, is unregulated and illegal. This however does not stop the people who wish to use the drug in this manner from obtaining it. "Use of anabolic steroids began with elite competitive

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