Drug Abuse in Sport: Doping

Mehrdad Hamidi, Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi, Hajar Ashrafi

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Abstract

The first documented history of doping routes backs to when a professor of medicine decided to determine the effect of cocaine in American coca leaves on performance by hiking his students in the mountains. The results of this work showed that cocaine can decrease fatigue in athletes as well as in the general population. The ancient Greeks excessively believed in using some kinds of psychoactive mushrooms or fortifying drinks to enhance their performance. Although these substances showed beneficial effects, it is likely that they had adverse effects. This book reviews the history and current status of this troubling affliction in the athletic arena.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages226
ISBN (Print)9781613245743
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book

Fields of Science

  • 317 Pharmacy

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Hamidi, M., Shahbazi, M-A., & Ashrafi, H. (2012). Drug Abuse in Sport: Doping. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Hamidi, Mehrdad ; Shahbazi, Mohammad-Ali ; Ashrafi, Hajar. / Drug Abuse in Sport: Doping. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2012. 226 p.
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