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Drugs in Sport

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Drug use and abuse is perhaps the biggest challenge facing sport today. However, in the eye of the storm of public and press opinion and with medals and morals at stake, it can be difficult to gain a clear perspective on this complex issue. Drugs in Sport is the most comprehensive and accurate text available on the subject. Now in a fully revised and updated fifth edition, taking into account the latest regulations, methods and landmark cases, the book explores the hard science behind drug use in sport, as well as the ethical, social, political and administrative context. Key topics include: mode of action and side effects of each major class of drugs used in sport discussion of cutting-edge issues, including gene doping the latest doping control regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) methods and advances in doping control, including new intelligence-led detection policies the use of Therapeutic Use Exemption for certain drugs banned in sport issues surrounding non-prohibited substances and ergogenic aids an assessment of the prevalence of drug taking in sport. Accessibly written, extensively referenced, and supported throughout with illustrative case studies and data, Drugs in Sport provides a comprehensive, objective resource for students and researchers, athletes, sports scientists, coaches, journalists, sports administrators and policymakers.
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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

About the Author

David R. 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.


'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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