what are steroids? What is the function of steroids?

Steroids are a class of organic compounds which contain four rings of carbon atoms, out of which three are six membered while one is five membered. Steroids can be hormones, alkaloids or vitamins. As hormones they control some vital body activities like metabolism, sexual characters, inflammation etc.

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Any of a large class of organic compounds with a characteristic molecular structure containing four rings of carbon atoms are called steroids. They include many hormones, alkaloids, and vitamins.

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Steroids are provided for fast recovery but they have lots of side effects such as stretch marks..

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