Drugs in sport

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1. side effects of beta blockers?

  • increased chance of stroke, anxiety
  • loss of balance, infertility
  • tiredness, depression, low bp
  • high bp, thickens blood, loss of concentration
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2. what do stimulants do?

  • mimic testosterone
  • cause the production of other hormones
  • have an effect on CNS, increased physical and/or mental alertness
  • control heart rate, have a calming, relaxing effect

3. what effect on performance does anabolic steroids have?

  • increase alertness
  • train harder and build more muscle
  • reduce pain
  • increase red blood cell count

4. what are beta blockers used for?

  • reduce pain from injury
  • promote muscle and bone growth
  • lower heart rate and have a calming effect
  • increase red blood cells count

5. what is EPO used for?

  • increase urine production
  • increase the number of red blood cells
  • reduce pain from injury
  • increase alertness

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