PE Definitions

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Anabolic Steroids 

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Drugs that mimic the male sex hormone testosterone and promote bone and muscle growth.

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Betablockers

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Drugs that are used to control heart rate and that have a calming effect on the body 

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Diuretics 

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Drugs that elevate the rate of bodily urine excretion 

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Erythropoietin 

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A type of peptide hormone that increases the red blood cell count

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Narcotic Analgesics 

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Drugs that can be used to mask the pain 

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Peptide Hormones 

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Drugs that cause the production of other hormones 

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Stimulants 

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Drugs that have and effect on the central nervous system, such as increased mental and or physical alertness 

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