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Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport and Exercise

ISBN-10: 0736036792
ISBN-13: 9780736036795
Edition: 2002
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Description: Two well-known and highly respected authorities on performance-enhancing substance use in sport and exercise have assembled the contributions of leading experts in the field. The result is the most comprehensive, up-to-date text available on the use  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 6/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Two well-known and highly respected authorities on performance-enhancing substance use in sport and exercise have assembled the contributions of leading experts in the field. The result is the most comprehensive, up-to-date text available on the use and abuse of performance-enhancing substances among athletes today.This authoritative and heavily referenced book includes everything from anabolics and stimulants to gene transfer therapy and beyond. It presents the following:

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
History of Doping in Sport
Determining the Efficacy of Performance-Enhancing Substances
Anabolics
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
Beta-2 Agonists
Growth Hormone: Physiological Effects of Exogenous Administration
Physiological Effects of Testosterone Precursors
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Blood Doping
Blood Doping
Erythropoietin
Diuretics
Diuretics
Narcotic and Non-Narcotic Analgesics and Depressants
Narcotic Analgesics and Athletic Performance
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Corticosteroids
Hypnotics, Anxiolytics, and Neuroleptics
Beta-Adrenergic Antagonists
Nutritional Ergogenic Aids
Macronutrients and Metabolic Intermediates
Creatine As an Ergogenic Supplement
Sodium Bicarbonate
Herbals As Ergogenic Aids
Social and Recreational Drugs
Alcohol Use in Sport and Exercise
Cannabis: Clinical Pharmacology and Performance Effects in Humans
Stimulants
Amphetamines
Caffeine
Cocaine
Ephedrine As an Ergogenic Aid
Miscellaneous Substances
Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid
Future and Designer Drugs: Emerging Science and Technologies
Drug Testing
Drug Testing in Sport and Exercise
Form Over Substances: The Legal Context of Performance-Enhancing Substances
Conclusion
Issues, Concerns, and the Future of Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport and Exercise
Web Sites for Selected Sports Governing and Sports Medicine Organizations
Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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