Some slang names for steroids include juice, basement drugs, fakes, roids, arnolds, gym candy, weight trainers, pumpers and stackers. Steroids are synthetically produced testosterone, which is naturally produced in humans.
Steroids are commonly used by body builders, athletes and others who believe that steroids can boost their natural performance. It is purported that steroids can increase strength and the body mass of a person. People who are not athletes but use steroids use it to improve strength, muscle size and endurance. Steroids can be prescribed by a doctor for certain conditions, such as delayed puberty and breast cancer. The use of steroids has both short-term and long-term effects to users, as stated by the U.S. Office of Diversion Control.