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Drugs in sport: a scientist-athlete's perspective: from ambition to neurochemistry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18500377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article, by the United Kingdom's last Olympic Marathon Medal winner, Charlie Spedding, and his brother, the pharmacologist, Michael Spedding, covers the difficulties posed by the availability of powerful drugs to ameliorate athletic performance, from an athlete's perspective, particularly in view of the fact that performances are becoming highly optimised with less margin for further physiological improvement. The authors have had long athletic careers and argue that doping not only devalues performance but sport, and exercise, as a whole. Furthermore, the neurotrophic and metabolic changes involved in exercise and training, which can be modified by drugs, are central to health and reflect a part of the epidemic in obesity.
M Spedding; C Spedding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of pharmacology     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0007-1188     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-26     Completed Date:  2008-07-31     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502536     Medline TA:  Br J Pharmacol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  496-501     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Institute de Recherches Servier, Neuilly sur Seine, Suresnes, France.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Performance*
Doping in Sports*
Erythropoietin / metabolism
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