Body Enhancement Products (Drugs: The Straight Facts (Hardcover))

Body Enhancement Products (Drugs: The Straight Facts (Hardcover))

Thomas M Santella

Language: English

Pages: 120

ISBN: 0791081974

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This series provides solid information about drugs, emphasizing a historical & scientific approach to learning about drugs, their use, and their effect on the user. This book explores the question of athletes using body enhancement drugs, anabolic steroids or over- the-counter supplements, to try to boost their performance. Age 15+.

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four weeks before the test and most likely pass. It is important to note here that clearance times are not 100% accurate. Other factors, such as a person’s weight and rate of metabolism, can affect the clearing time significantly. STREET/SLANG TERMS FOR STEROIDS Arnolds Gym Candy Juice Pumpers Stackers Weight Trainers Source: Available online at http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/ steroids/index.html#production. 38 BODY ENHANCEMENT PRODUCTS Table 3.1 Types of Anabolic

prescription given to children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Interestingly, although methylphenidate acts just like other stimulants in adults, stimulating the central nervous system, it appears to have the opposite effect on children. Ritalin is prescribed for children who are hyperactive, and acts as a calming medication. Doctors are not exactly sure how Ritalin works, but they believe it has to do with stimulating certain neurons in the brain that are not active in

prescription given to children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Interestingly, although methylphenidate acts just like other stimulants in adults, stimulating the central nervous system, it appears to have the opposite effect on children. Ritalin is prescribed for children who are hyperactive, and acts as a calming medication. Doctors are not exactly sure how Ritalin works, but they believe it has to do with stimulating certain neurons in the brain that are not active in

League), 69 enhancement drugs production in, 53 Non-detectable drugs, Peripheral nervous Koch, Fred, 12 87–88, 107 system, 63–65 Noradrenaline, 65 Pituitary gland, 21, 30–33 Laws on drug use, 100, Nutrition, 71–72 Plasma extenders, 86–87 102–105 Nutritional supplements, Protein hormones, 23 Liver damage, 40, 42 26, 71–79 Protein supplements, 79 Luteinizing hormone androstenedione, Psychological effects, 42 (LH), 22, 45 74–75, 76 Pure Food and Drug Act, chromium, 77–78

for defining something as a drug: It is a substance controlled by medical experts, or it is a substance known to have clear physiological effects. These criteria, however, do not adequately describe all substances. Take alcohol, for example; it is not controlled by the medical profession, which would suggest that it is not a drug. However, the physiological effects of alcohol are well known, and many people would argue that it is, in fact, a drug. Clearly, not all drugs that affect performance

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