Anabolic Steroids

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Overview

Anabolic Steroids brings together the key issues surrounding these contentious drugs including mode of action, side effects, and the physiological and psychological risks and effects of overdose. Outlining the history and social context of these compounds, this topical book provides a comprehensive profile of the most commonly used steroids. Students and professionals in the fields of sport science, pharmacology, pharmacy, and a whole range of health sciences will find this a concise and engaging appraisal of the current situation regarding anabolic steroid use and abuse.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415280303
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/12/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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