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Doping droops.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18175655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Drug abuse is a major concern in the athletic world. The misconception among athletes and their coaches is that when an athlete breaks a record it is due to some "magic ingredient" and not because of training, hard work, mental attitude and championship performance. The personal motivation to win in competitive sports has been intensified by national, political, professional and economic incentives. Under this increased pressure athletes have turned to finding this "magic ingredient". Athlete turns to mechanical (exercise, massage), nutritional (vitamins, minerals), pharmacological (medicines) or gene therapies to have an edge over other players. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has already asked scientists to help find ways to prevent gene therapy from becoming the newest form of doping. The safety of the life of athletes is compromised with all forms of doping techniques, be it a side effect of a drug or a new technique of gene doping.
Aditi Chaturvedi; Harish Chaturvedi; Juhi Kalra; Sudhanshu Kalra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0019-5499     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:    2007 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-07     Completed Date:  2008-02-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374707     Medline TA:  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
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MeSH Terms
Doping in Sports / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods*,  prevention & control
Gene Therapy / adverse effects,  legislation & jurisprudence,  methods
Sports / economics,  legislation & jurisprudence,  standards
Substance Abuse Detection / methods,  standards

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