Anabolic steroid abuse and tooth size-arch dimensions in the rat.

R. L. Barrett, Edward Harris, Elizabeth Tolley, D. F. Nutting

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Abstract

Anabolic steroids are misused by adolescents and adults to increase muscle mass and improve appearance and athletic performance. Since anabolics strongly enhance protein synthesis, it was speculated that alterations in tooth size and arch length could occur. This study quantified the effects of the anabolic steroid nandrolone phenpropionate on these parameters in a rat model. The steroid significantly increased mandibular arch length. No difference in mesiodistal dimensions of the molars occurred. In consequence, the increased arch dimensions combined with unaltered tooth size may result in dental spacing and/or other malocclusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association
Volume73
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993

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Testosterone Congeners
Tooth
Athletic Performance
Malocclusion
Steroids
Muscles
Proteins

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Anabolic steroid abuse and tooth size-arch dimensions in the rat. / Barrett, R. L.; Harris, Edward; Tolley, Elizabeth; Nutting, D. F.

In: The Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, Vol. 73, No. 1, 01.1993, p. 12-14.

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