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Offline Science_Junior

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What are some banned drugs commonly used by athelets? Drugs for running? etc. Its very difficult for me for find an online source. Can anyone please help me with this?

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Re: What are some banned drugs commonly used by atheletes?
« Reply #1 on: 10/03/2012 12:15:49 »
I don't have a lot of specific names.
Anabolic Steroids is a class of medications that can build muscle.
Testosterone is a human hormone that might increase performance.

Blood Doping can be achieved in a couple of ways.
Donate a couple of pints of blood a few weeks before the event, then re-inject yourself with your own blood just before the event to increase the number of Red Blood Cells.
Erythropoietin (EPO) can do the same thing as blood doping by increasing your RBC count.

There may also be some blood pressure medications. 
Street drugs such as Cocaine and Speed would also be banned.

Most lists I have seen just provide general categories, rather than a specific list of drug names, as there is always a quest to find new drugs and medications to fool the tests, so by not being specific, the sporting event officials can claim that a newly discovered designer drug falls in the category, whether the rule has been announced or not. 
 

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Re: What are some banned drugs commonly used by atheletes?
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2012 12:17:12 »
Its very difficult for me for find an online source.

An online source of information ? ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_drugs_banned_from_the_Olympics

or an online source of banned drugs ?  [can't help you with that one]
 

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