doping performance enhancing drugs and hormones in sport

Doping  Performance Enhancing Drugs  And Hormones In Sport
Author: Anthony C Hackney
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2017-11-23
Pages: 168
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Doping, Performance-Enhancing Drugs, and Hormones in Sport: Mechanisms of Action and Methods of Detection examines the biochemistry and bioanalytical aspects of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and other questionable procedures used by athletes to enhance performance. The book informs the specialist of emerging knowledge and techniques and allows the non-specialist to grasp the underlying science and current practice of the discipline. With clear and compelling language appropriate for a broad spectrum of readers, this book provides background on prevalence, types of agents, their actual or supposed benefits, and their negative effects on health. The technical aspects of detection are discussed, followed by a discussion of why detection is a problematic and still-evolving science. To facilitate comprehension, each chapter is organized in a uniform way with six sections: (1) standard medical uses, (2) why the drugs are used by athletes, (3) biological mechanism of action, (4) what research says about efficacy in improving performance, (5) major health side effects from use and abuse in sport, and 6) concluding key points. Presents the scientific concepts of how performance enhancers work, how they are used, and how they are detected and masked from detection Features language that is neither simplistic to scientists nor too sophisticated for a large, diverse global audience Provides a short “close-up” in each chapter to illustrate key topics that engage, entertain, and create a novel synthesis of thought

Performance Enhancing Drugs
Author: Justin Healey
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 44
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The use of illicit drugs to improve sporting performance, known as 'doping¿, is common in elite sport. Because of the hidden nature of doping in sport, accurate statistics are difficult to obtain, however the pressures on many athletes to succeed at any cost continues to fuel significant levels of drug abuse in sport, in spite of improved modern testing regimes. Catching drug cheats is essential if sports are to be conducted fairly and if harmful health effects from drug abuse are to be avoided. A number of sports are plagued by suspicions that many top athletes resort to drug-taking to enhance their performance through the use of such substances as anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, erythropoietin (EPO), beta-blockers, stimulants and diuretics. What substances and methods are banned in competitive sport, and how can they aid performance and harm the body? What are the latest anti-doping measures and how should drug cheats be dealt with?Chapter 1: Drug Use in SportChapter 2: Anti-Doping in SportGlossary; Facts and Figures; Additional Resources; Index

Doping And Drugs In Sport
Author: Justin Healey
Publisher:
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 60
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in elite sport, known as 'doping', is hidden in nature and increasingly widespread. Recent local and international doping scandals involving professional cyclists and football players have brought the issue of drugs in sport under greater scrutiny. Catching drug cheats is essential if sports are to be conducted fairly and if harmful health effects from drug abuse are to be avoided. A number of sports are plagued by suspicions that many top athletes resort to drug-taking to enhance their performance through the use of such substances as anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, erythropoietin (EPO), beta-blockers, stimulants and diuretics. This book examines anti-doping regulation in Australia and globally, and presents a range of opinions on the ethics of drugs in sport. Elite sports people are always seeking a competitive edge, to break records and win, sometimes at an ethical cost. What substances and methods are considered doping, and how can regulation and testing ensure all athletes have a sporting chance? Should drug cheats continue to be punished for doping, or should doping even be made legal?

Doping
Author: Celicia Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Pages: 48
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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You may have heard of famous sports stars being caught doping—using drugs to hit harder, cycle faster, or run faster. But you may not know why these drugs are so dangerous. From scary changes in your body and behavior, to problems with the law, performance-enhancing drugs bring with them serious consequences. Learn about the ways steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs damage and change your body. Find out how these drugs can ruin your life and keep you from participating in the activities you love. Discover the downside of doping!

Doping
Author: Jason Porterfield
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 64
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Presents an overview of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, discussing several high-profile scandals, the reasons behind drug use, the different types of drugs and their effects, and the detection, policing, and regulation of drugs.

Doping
Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2018-12-15
Pages: 224
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The temptation to enhance athletes' performance with substances is great when fame, money, and national pride are involved. From the early days of professional sports, both human and animal athletes have tried to improve their strength and endurance with a range of steroids, hormones, and other drugs. Antidoping regulations established by every conceivable sport seek to ensure fairness on the playing field. Yet deception occurs widely, whether from state-sponsored doping regimens or individual efforts. In this collection of articles, readers will gain a nuanced view of the issues and people involved in the most pivotal news about doping in the sports world.

Hormone Use And Abuse By Athletes
Author: Ezio Ghigo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Pages: 180
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Physical activity exerts an important influence on the endocrine system, modulating synthesis and secretion of several hormones. Almost every organ and system in the body is affected by physical activity and exercise, mainly through the endocrine and neuroendocrine system. Mode, intensity, and duration of the exercise bout, age, gender and fitness level of the individual as well as environmental and psychological factors may affect the endocrine response to physical activity. On the other hand, several hormones are able to influence physical performance and body composition. Thus, a bi-univocal interrelationship between exercise and hormones exists. In this book new developments on metabolic and endocrine response to exercise are revised and introduce the "hot topic" of hormonal doping in sports. In the past decades, hormone abuse has become a widespread habit among professional and – most of all and more frequently – recreational athletes. A substantial part of this volume is devoted to the effects of exogenous hormones on performance. Anabolic steroids, growth hormone and erythropoietin properties, use and misuse in sports are widely described. Specific methods to detect hormone abuse are presented and discussed. The contributors to this volume are well-known experts and dedicated researchers in the fields of sports medicine and endocrinology, endocrine physiology, pharmacology, and doping detection. The purpose of this volume is to provide all professionals involved in sports medicine and endocrinology a state-of-the-art overview of the complex interactions between physical activity and the endocrine system and to focus on hormone abuse in sports at competitive and recreational level highlighting its negative consequences for long-term health.

Doping In Sports
Author: Christopher N. Burns
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 82
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes has a long history, predating the ancient Greek Olympiads. This report compares anti-doping policies for performance enhancing substances among the Olympic movement and three professional sports - Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NFL.

Steroids
Author: Rob Beamish
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Pages: 211
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sports fans or not, readers will be fascinated by this revealing examination of the pressures leading to the widespread use of steroids in sport and the negative, unintended consequences of their ban.

Steroids  Sports  And Body Image
Author: Judy Monroe
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 128
ISBN:
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Describes what anabolic steroids are, who uses them, and their effects on the body.

Doping And Public Health
Author: Nader Ahmadi
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Pages: 152
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Doping – the use of performance-enhancing substances and methods – has long been a high-profile issue in sport but in recent years it has also become an issue in wider society. This important new book examines doping as a public health issue, drawing on a multi-disciplinary set of perspectives to explore the prevalence, significance and consequences of doping in wider society. It introduces the epidemiology of doping, examines the historical context, and explores the social, behavioural, legal, ethical and political aspects of doping. The book also discusses possible interventions for addressing the problem on organisational and societal levels. Doping and Public Health incorporates the latest research to provide a comprehensive guide to the key aspects of doping as a social phenomenon. Divided into six parts, this collection of studies offers detailed insight into: ideals of health and fitness in today’s society reasons behind the use of doping medical and social consequences of doping the importance of a doping-free society challenges to the detection and prevention of doping the global anti-doping movement. This book is a valuable resource for sport students, instructors and sport professionals, and will also be of interest to educators and policy-makers working in the areas of health, criminology, sociology and law.

Dope  A History Of Performance Enhancement In Sports From The Nineteenth Century To Today
Author: Daniel M. Rosen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Pages: 264
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Since the dawn of athletic competition during the original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, athletes, as well as their coaches and trainers, have been finding innovative ways to gain an edge on their competition. Some of those performance-enhancement methods have been within the accepted rules while other methods skirt the gray area between being within the rules and not, while still other methods break the established rules. In modern times, doping - the use of performance-enhancing drugs - has been one method athletes and their trainers have used to beat their competition. The history of sports doping during the modern era can be traced through the events and scandals of the times in which the athletes lived. From the use of amphetamines and other stimulants in the early 20th century, to the use of testosterone and steroids by both the USSR and the United States during Cold War-era Olympics games, to blood doping and EPO, to designer drugs, the history of doping in sports closely follows the medical and technological advances of our times. In the early 21st century, the possibility of genetically engineered athletes looms. The story of doping in sports over the last century offers clues to where the battle over performance enhancement will be fought in the years to come.

Good Sport
Author: Thomas H. Murray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Pages: 256
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"Why are some technologies such as fiberglass vaulting poles and hinged skates accepted in sport while performance-enhancing drugs are forbidden? Yes, performance-enhancing drugs are against the rules, but the people who play and govern sport create those rules; rules can be changed. Should we level the playing field by allowing all competitors to use drugs that allow them to run faster or longer, leap higher, or lift more? In this provocative exploration of what draws us to sport as participants and spectators, Good Sport argues that the values and meanings embedded within our games provide the guidance we need to make difficult decisions about fairness and performance-enhancing technologies. Good Sport reveals what we care about in sport. It describes how the reckless use of biomedical enhancements undermines those values. Implicit in sport's history, rules and practices are values and meanings that provide a sturdy foundation for an ethics of sport that celebrates natural talents and dedication. The way a sport adapts to innovations in equipment, tactics and players makes visible its values and meanings. Performance-enhancing drugs distort the connection between natural talents, the dedication to perfect those talents, and success in sport. Through understanding the fundamental role of values and meanings, we can see not just what we champion in the athletic arena but more broadly what we value in human achievement"--

Major League Baseball
Author: Jason Porterfield
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date: 2009-08-15
Pages: 48
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Examines the history of performance-enhancing drugs in major league baseball, focusing on high-profile athletes who have been busted or otherwise implicated in scandal.

Drugs  Athletes  And Physical Performance
Author: John A. Thomas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Pages: 254
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes is not a contemporary epi demic. In fact, athletes purportedly resorted to such measures over 2000 years ago. Even at the ancient olympic games, athletes employed special diets and concoctions to enhance their performance. In ancient Rome and ancient Egypt, gladiators and athletes ingested various potions in order to improve their physical endurance. In most in stances, such early examples of substance abuse by athletes involved relatively in nocuous chemicals, and one might presume that any enhanced performance could be attributed largely to a placebo effect. Nowadays, aside from the ethical issues, these performance-enhancing substances are far more potent and hence toxic to the body. The many performance-enhancing chemicals, drugs, and hormones exert a variety of complex pharmacological actions, but all are meant in some fashion to improve phys ical ability. Their pharmacological effects ranges from imprOVed muscle strength, as in the case of anabolic steroids and growth hormone, to central nervous system stimula tion, as in the case of caffeine or amphetamine. Analgesics or other pain-killing drugs may also be used to suppress an existing injury in order that the athlete may compete.

Doping In Sports
Author: Sics Editore
Publisher: SICS Editore
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The aim of the anti-doping work is to prevent the use of substances and methods that are hazardous for health and/or improve performance, to ensure the right to fair and pure sports and to control the adherence to the ethical principles of sports and medicine. The national anti-doping committees are responsible for doping control of athletes who participate in organized sports. They continually update doping regulations that are based on the regulations of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA , www.wada-ama.org). This article describes the general principles of anti-doping regulation and provides guidance and examples for some common situations. Whenever there is uncertainty, check the facts at the website of your national anti-doping organization or WADA.

Anabolic Steroids
Author: Patrick Lenehan
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-06-12
Pages: 160
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Pharmacology  Doping And Sports
Author: Jean L. Fourcroy
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2008-10-27
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The work of dope testers is constantly being obstructed by the development of ever harder-to-trace new forms of banned substances. Organisations such as the World Anti-Doping Association and the United States Anti-Doping Agency are pioneering cutting-edge techniques designed to keep competition at the highest level fair and safe, and must ensure that their drug testing laboratories adhere to the highest scientific standards. In Pharmacology, Doping and Sports these techniques and procedures are explained by the anti-doping experts who practice them. Broad-ranging in scope, this book examines the effects of performance-enhancing substances on the athlete’s health; the role of anti-doping procedures as an ethical question, and explains the background to, and the emergence of, the anti-doping movement. The book also offers in-depth analysis of key scientific matters, such as: standard analytical and diagnostic tests for sports doping regulatory standards for laboratory proficiency common performance-enhancing techniques such as anabolic and designer steroids, blood doping, growth hormones, and gene doping carbon-isotope ratio testing. Written by some of the world's leading authorities on the science of sports doping, Pharmacology, Doping and Sports provides an invaluable study of up-to-the-minute anti-doping techniques. This book is essential reading for all sports scientists, coaches, policy-makers, students and athletes interested in the science or ethics of doping in sport.

Drugs In Sport
Author: David Mottram
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Pages: 424
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Drug use and abuse represents perhaps the most profound and high-profile issue facing sport today. Each major international championship seems to deliver a new drug-related controversy, while drug takers and sports administrators attempt to out-manoeuvre each other with new substances and new testing procedures. Drugs in Sport - 3rd Editionis a fully revised and updated version of the most comprehensive and authoritative text available on the subject. Leading figures in the field explore the hard science behind every major class of drug, as well as the social, ethical and organisational dimensions to the issue. Key topics include: * analysis of all the key substances, including anabolic steroids, EPO and human growth hormone * alcohol and social drug use in sport * creatine and nutritional supplements * evidence and issues around doping control in sport. This is a highly accessible text for all sports science and sports studies students, coaches and professional sports people, and sports administrators and policy-makers.

Endocrinology  Adult And Pediatric E Book
Author: J. Larry Jameson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Pages: 2700
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Considered the definitive source in its field for over 35 years, Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric, has been thoroughly updated to reflect today's recent advances in adult and pediatric endocrinology. Unique perspectives from a team of trusted, world-renowned experts ensure this medical reference book remains the most highly-regarded text in the field. Make the best clinical decisions with an enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice and expert opinions on treatment strategies. Zero in on the most relevant and useful references with the aid of a more focused, concise bibliography. Locate information quickly, while still getting the complete coverage you expect. Expanded coverage for key topics such as pediatric endocrinology and obesity mechanisms and treatment, in addition to today's hot topics in endocrinology, including endocrine disruptors, bariatric surgery, androgen deficiency, genetic causes of obesity, endocrine rhythms, and the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in thyroid cancer. New content addressing the latest advances in testosterone and estrogen replacement, as well as the new causes of calcium and phosphate disorders, new molecular causes of endocrine cancers, new genetic causes of reproductive disorders, and more. Updated clinical guidelines for diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity management, osteoporosis, and more, as well as essential treatment updates for the medical management of acromegaly, Cushing's Disease, hypercalcemia, and diabetes mellitus. New Key Points provide snapshots of what to expect in each chapter, or serve as a refresher of what you just read. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader.