Drugs in sport

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1. what do peptide hormones do?

  • have an effect on CNS
  • cause the production of other hormones
  • promote muscle and bone growth
  • increase red blood cell count
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2. side effects of beta blockers?

  • tiredness, depression, low bp
  • high bp, thickens blood, loss of concentration
  • increased chance of stroke, anxiety
  • loss of balance, infertility

3. what are narcotics used for?

  • increase red blood cell count
  • reduce pain from injury
  • increase muscle mass
  • lower heart rate with a calming effect

4. what effect on performance does anabolic steroids have?

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

5. which sports performers might take anabolic steroids?

  • athletics
  • cycling
  • boxing
  • archery

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