EFFECTS OF PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS IN ATHLETES

Authors

  • Janeyuth Chaisakul -Department of Pharmacology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, 10400 Thailand
  • Sethapong LERTSAKULBUNLUE

Keywords:

pharmacology, Athlete , Stimulants , Steroids, Hormone

Abstract

Abstract

      Many athletes attempt to improve their sport performance by using drugs or stimulants that act on involving body mechanisms, e.g. musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular and hormonal systems. The performance-enhancing drugs potentially exhibit the advantage during the competition and also cause adverse reactions to the users. In this review article, we aim to show an overview of physiological and pharmacological aspects of the available evidences for these performance enhancing substances. In addition, detail regarding laboratory detection for doping and other techniques to enhance sport performance were also described.

(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2022; 22(2): 32-45))
(Received: 30 June 2022, Revised: 25 August 2022, Accepted: 30 August 2022)
KEY WORDS: Pharmacology/ Athlete/ Stimulants/ Steroids/ Hormone
*Corresponding author: Janeyuth Chaisakul
Phramongkutklao College of Medicine Ratchawithi Rd, Thung Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi,
Bangkok Thailand Tel.+66-91 064 7473; e-mail: jchaisakul@gmail.com

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2022-09-17

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