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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Designers of performance-enhancing drugs have another advantage: They can send a specimen laced with their latest chemical variation of steroids out to a reference lab and ask that it be screened for anabolic steroids, for example.If it comes back clean, they know they've developed a drug that's undetectable, he said.
Graham has always denied providing performance-enhancing drugs to any of his athletes.
Illegal performance-enhancing drugs cannot be used in the training regimen.
FEBRUARY 1996: Leyton Orient defender Roger Stanislaus is handed a one-year ban and subsequently sacked by his club after being found guilty of using cocaine, a performance-enhancing drug.
Special Operations Command is weighing the use of nutritional supplements or even performance-enhancing drugs to push the abilities and endurance of its forces beyond current human limits, according to a report from defence news.
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PBA commissioner Willie Marcial yesterday said the league will soon begin random or mandatory testing on its players, not just for social drugs but for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) as well.
"Use of performance-enhancing drugs tends to be cast as sport's serpentine crime, but it is not clear that this should be so.
The six-year veteran was the Bears' leading tackler in 2016 with 127, despite a four-game suspension for failing a test for performance-enhancing drugs. The 31-year-old Freeman was lost for the season in Week 1 last year with a torn chest muscle, and he also suffered a concussion in that game, in which he led the Bears with 10 tackles.
Summary: Several players from the Lebanese Basketball League have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, Lebanese Basketball Association President Walid Nassar said Tuesday.
"In the case of performance-enhancing drugs such as Adderall, players must provide an official doctor's note confirming prescription of the drug, or they will be disqualified and potentially banned from competing in future events."
They include draft law on amending the name of the National Transport Authority and law on combating the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing.

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