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Author: Aharon Zorea
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2014.
Series: Health and medical issues today.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A thorough, balanced examination of the controversies on the therapeutic and non-therapeutic use of steroids that covers both legal medical therapy and illegal performance enhancement.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aharon Zorea
ISBN: 9781440803000 1440803005
OCLC Number: 891449816
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Introduction; Section I: Overview and Historical Background; 1 Basics of Biochemistry and Steroids; Steroids and Hormones in Human Physiology; Overview of Steroid Chemistry; Nonhormone Steroids; Hormone Steroids; Conclusion; 2 Historical Background of Therapeutic Steroids; Of Magic, Holistic Remedy, and Other Prescientific Approaches to Medicine; Of Science, Technology, and Social Engineering; Steroids, Synthetics, and the Biochemical Revolution; Pills, Drugs, and the Chemical Culture; Conclusion. 3 Historical Background of Performance-Enhancing SteroidsThe Male Hormone; A Parallel History of Ergogenic Aids in Competitive Sports; Testosterone as a Scientific Edge in Competition; Public Reaction; The Race between Evasion and Detection: Testosterone, Blood Doping, hGH, and Designer Steroids; The Will to Police: WADA Regulations and Legal Prohibitions; Conclusion; Section II: Contemporary Issues and Debates; 4 Individual Decision Making for Anabolicand Catabolic Steroids; Why Individual Rights in Medical Decision Making?; Influence of Health Care Insurance. Marketing Pressure from Pharmaceutical Industrial ComplexOthers Factors Limiting Individual Decision Making; Conclusion; 5 Public Reaction, Regulation, and Control; Limitations to Individual Decision Making; Triggers of Government Involvement; Arguments for and against Legality of Anabolic Steroids for Nontherapeutic Uses; Federal Issues; Conclusion; 6 Anti-Doping within Organizations; The Role of Associations in Identifying Cultural Priorities; The Ideology behind Anti-Doping Policies; The Influence of Sports as an Entertainment Industry; WADA and USADA-The Search for Independence. Professional Sports AssociationsCollegiate and High School Associations; Other Non-Sports-Related Associations; Conclusion; Section III: Primary Documents; A Scientific Accounts of Anabolic and Catabolic Steroids; Excerpt from C.E. Brown-Sequard, The Elixir of Life; Adolf Windaus, "Constitution of Sterols and Their Connection with Other Substances Occurring in Nature"; Paul de Kruif, The Male Hormone; B Documents Related to Legal Sanctions; Controlled Substances Act; Abuse of Anabolic Steroids and Their Precursors byAdolescent Amateur Athletes; C Anti-Doping Policies from Associations. International Amateur Athletic FederationOlympic Movement Medical Code; 2012-2013 NCAA List of Banned Drugs; University Interscholastic League (UIL) Anti-Doping Contract; University Interscholastic League (UIL) Steroids Testing Site Coordinator Manual; Timeline for Steroid-Related Issues (Anabolic and Catabolic); Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; Further Reading; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Health and medical issues today.

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A thorough, balanced examination of the controversies on the therapeutic and non-therapeutic use of steroids that covers both legal medical therapy and illegal performance enhancement.

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