Anabolic Steroids: And Other Performance Enhancing Drugs

Anabolic Steroids: And Other Performance Enhancing Drugs

By: Patrick Lenehan (author)Paperback

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Anabolic steroids have traditionally been controversial in the sporting arena. Today, research indicates a dramatic increase in the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs outside of competitive sports. With evidence of widespread steroid abuse among the general population, health professionals are citing the emergence of an epidemic. Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs brings together key issues surrounding these contentious drugs. The book outlines the history and social context of these compounds, including details on their development, prevalence, and implications for society. It provides a review of their physiological and psychological side effects, as well as discussions of other performance-enhancing substances based on the banned drug list of the International Olympic Committee. The text also describes how anabolic steroids are used, considers problems with counterfeit drugs, and includes profiles of the most commonly used steroids and supplements. This timely book presents a clear description of anabolic steroid use and abuse both in sports and within the general population. It is a reliable source of information for professionals and students in the fields of sport science, pharmacology, pharmacy, and related health sciences.

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INTRODUCTION What Are Anabolic Steroids? Why a Book About Anabolic Steroids? SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANABOLIC STEROIDS Early Discoveries of the Anabolic and Androgenic Properties of Testosterone Effects of Testicular Extract (Testosterone) and Related Substances upon Humans Early Uses of Testosterone and its Derivatives The Use of Testosterone and Anabolic Steroids for Ergogenic Purposes The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Sports The Non-competitive use of Anabolic Steroids Prevalence Studies Needle and Syringe Exchange Figures for Prevalence of AS Use Social Implications of the Psychological Effects of AS Use Current Therapeutic Applications of Anabolic Steroids Legal Status of Anabolic Steroids Anabolic Steroids: A Social Problem? THE MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AS MISUSE Myocardinal Hypertrophy and Cardiomyopathy Myocardinal Infarction and Cerebrovascular Accidents Blood Pressure Liver Function Lipid Profiles Embolism Hormones Thyroid Genito-urinary Conditions Sexual Behaviour Changes in Metabolism Dermatology Immunity Infections Musculoskeletal Problems Injecting Problems Women's Health Adolescence Psychological Effects Medical Uses General Practitioner Surveys A SPORTING PERSPECTIVE Performance Enhancement through History Anabolic Steroids The Response of Sport Eastern European Doping 'Regimes' Tour de France 1998 Nandrolone Doping Outside of the Olympics The Future The IOC Prohibited Substance List World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Summary REGIMES, COUNTERFEITS AND PROFILES Cost Counterfeits and Fakes Drugs Other than Anabolic Steroids Drug Profiles REFERENCES INDEX

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/06/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415280303
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780415280303
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 0415280303

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