To strengthen the anabolic properties of testosterone, more than 100 synthetic steroid derivatives have been described for human purposes. The anabolic effect promotes protein synthesis, muscle growth and erythropoiesis. In clinical practice, substances with anabolic effect are needed to overcome various catabolic states. However, none of these compounds are devoid of androgenicity. Androgenic and anabolic properties of anabolic steroids cannot be totally separated. Therefore, it is more appropriate to use the term anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS).
An oral compound with potent androgen capacity that produces very strong anabolic activity.
It is a 19-nortestosterone derivative which is used to rapidly build muscle mass.
It does not convert into estrogen and has the property to burn fat.
It also increases nitrogen retention in the muscles as well as red blood cell count.
Is used in the treatment of conditions caused by disturbances in complex protein metabolism with negative nitrogen balance,
is also used in treatment of cachexia, extensive burns, hypo-and aplastic anemia, muscular atrophy in patients with AIDS and osteoporosis.