ergogenic drug

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

Performance-enhancing drug Sports medicine A weight training-term for any performance-enhancing substance. See Anabolic steroids, Weight training.
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(39.) George Fan, Comment, Anabolic Steroid and Human Growth Hormone Abuse: Creating an Effective and Equitable Ergogenic Drug Policy, 1994 U.
Ergogenic drug use among high school athletes: a three year sequential study [abstract 378].
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Subjects were excluded if they: (a) exhibited musculoskeletal impairments that might interfere with strength training (ST) or cardiovascular diseases (e.g., hypertension, coronary disease, etc.); and (b) use ergogenic drugs or medication affecting cardiovascular responses at rest or during ST.
Until 1935, a report on the effects of anabolic steroids on growth and muscle strength was not presented, since anabolic steroids are used as ergogenic drugs. Taking medications as ergogenic drugs in the 1954 Olympic weightlifters began to spread over most sports.
(2006) Popular ergogenic drugs and supplements in young athletes.
This report details findings from the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) study of college student athletes, tracking their use of ergogenic drugs (steroids, ephedrine, amphetamine) and social drugs (alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and tobacco).
(3.) Knopp WD, Wang TW, Bach Jr BR: Ergogenic drugs in sports.