Drugs in Sport / Edition 5

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Drugs in Sport, 3rd edition is 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 organizational dimensions to the issue. Accessibly discussing key topics like, analysis of anabolic steroids, EPO and human growth hormone, alcohol and social drug use in sport, and creatine and nutritional supplements, this is an important text for all sports science and sports studies students, coaches and professional sports people, and sports administrators and policy-makers.
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'Thorough, well presented and up to date ... packed with relevant and updated references ... highly recommended to anyone working on issues of performance enhancing drugs in sports', Ask Vest Christiansen, Institute of Sport Science, University of Aarhus

'A necessity ... good value as a reference text to be kept in the pharmacy, but is also a good read, providing a fascinating insight into the extent of abuse and the methods used to detect it', Angela Alexander, Pharmaceutical Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415550871
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/7/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,267,539
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David Mottram is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Liverpool John Moores University. His research interests have centred on the use of drugs in sport with particular emphasis on over-the-counter drugs. He is the editor of 4 previous editions of Drugs in Sport.

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Table of Contents

Section 1 - The Basis for and Regulation of Drug Use in Sport 1 An introduction to drugs and their use in sport 2 An historical perspective of doping and anti-doping in sport 3 Medicines for Olympic and Commonwealth Games Section 2—Substances and Methods Prohibited in Sport 4 Anabolic agents 5 Peptide hormones and related substances 6 Beta-2 agonists 7 Hormone antagonists and modulators 8 Diuretics and other masking agents 9 Enhanced Oxygen Transfer 10 Prohibited methods—Chemical and physical manipulation 11 Gene Doping 12 Stimulants 13 Narcotic Analgesic Drugs 14 Cannabinoids 15 Glucocorticosteroids 16 Alcohol 17 Beta blockers Section 3—Substances and Methods Permitted in Sport 18 Supplements for high intensity exercise: creatine and other ergogenic aids 19 Supplement use in sport 20 Caffeine 21 Over-the-counter stimulants and herbal preparations 22 Non Steroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs 23 Melatonin and related substances 24 Hypoxic chambers and other artificial environments Section 4—The Extent of Doping in Sport 25 Prevalence of drug misuse in sport

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