Anabolic Steroids and the Athlete, 2d ed.

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McFarland, Jan 16, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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The first edition of this work, published in 1982, concentrated on the athlete's use of and the physician's knowledge of, anabolic steroids. This fully updated second edition discusses the continuing controversy over their use in competitive sports. An introduction of the use and abuse of anabolic steroids is followed by chapters on such topics as anabolic steroid compounds, the anabolic-to-androgen ratio, basic principles of muscle building, current anabolic steroid preparations, anabolic steroid regimes used by athletes, the enhancement of athletic performance, adverse physical effects and mental health risks, the classification of anabolic steroids as controlled substances, growth hormones and other anabolic hormones, the limits of urine drug testing, medical applications of anabolic steroids, muscle building and ergogenic supplements, and addictions.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments vu Preface
2
The Two Faces of Anabolic Steroids
5
Description of Anabolic Steroid Compounds
11
AnabolictoAndrogenic Ratio Therapeutic Index
19
Basic Principles of Muscle Building
29
Current Anabolic Steroid Preparations
35
Anabolic Steroid Regimes Used by Athletes
59
How Anabolic Steroids Enhance Athletic Performance
65
Limits of Urine Drug Testing
147
The Early Search for Medical Applications of Testosterone
168
Current and Future Medical Uses of Anabolic Steroids
186
Muscle Building and Ergogenic Supplements
238
Heroes and Hulks Hooked on Hormones
249
Questions and Answers
254
Afterword
263
The Steroid Trafficking Act of 1990
280

Adverse Physical Effects Associated with Anabolic Steroid Abuse
73
Mental Health Risks Induced by Anabolic Steroid Abuse
82
The Reclassification of Anabolic Steroids as Controlled Substances
103
Growth Hormones and Other Anabolic Hormones
130
Notes
301
Index
361
About the Author
374
Copyright

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William N. Taylor, M.D., has written widely on aspects of sports, health and medicine. He lives in Pensacola, Florida.

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