performance-enhancing drug


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A term used primarily by weight athletes for any drug intended to improve performance

performance-enhancing drug

Ergogenic drug Sports medicine An agent–eg, amphetamines, androstendione, erythropoietin, hGH, testosterone, known or thought to improve performance in a particular activity. See Anabolic-androgenic steroids, 'Stacking. '. Cf Blood doping, Carbohydrate loading.

per·for·mance-en·hanc·ing drug

(PED) (pĕr-fōrmăns en-hansing drŭg)
Any drug used by athletes to heighten their abilities in the performance of their sport. Often connotes illegal or unethical use of these substances.

performance-enhancing drug

Any drug used to gain an advantage in sports. Such drugs may improve endurance or strength or accelerate healing after injury.
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