Androgens are responsible for the growth spurt of adolescence and for the eventual termination of linear growth which is brought about by the fusion of the epiphyseal growth centers. In children, exogenous androgens accelerate linear growth rates, but may cause a disproportionate advancement in bone maturation. Use over long periods may result in fusion of the epiphyseal growth centers and termination of growth process. Androgens have been reported to stimulate the production of red blood cells by enhancing the production of erythropoietic stimulating factor.
Testosterone enanthate ( USAN , BAN ) (brand names Delatestryl , Testostroval , Testro LA , Andro LA , Durathate , Everone , Testrin , Andropository ), or testosterone heptanoate , is an androgen and anabolic steroid and a testosterone ester .    Along with testosterone cypionate and testosterone propionate , it is one of the most widely used testosterone esters.  Testosterone enanthate was first introduced in 1952.  Administered via intramuscular injection , it is the most widely used form of testosterone in androgen replacement therapy . 
Injectable steroids are injected into muscle tissue, not into the veins. They are slowly released from the muscles into the rest of the body, and may be detectable for months after last use. Injectable steroids can be oil-based or water-based. Injectable anabolic steroids which are oil-based have longer half-life than water-based steroids. Both steroid types have much longer half-lives than oral anabolic steroids. And this is proving to be a drawback for injectables as they have high probability of being detected in drug screening since their clearance times tend to be longer than orals. Athletes resolve this problem by using injectable testosterone early in the cycle then switch to orals when approaching the end of the cycle and drug testing is imminent.