Chapter 18. Performance-Enhancing Drugs

  1. Ronald J. Maughan PhD
  1. Mario Thevis PhD and
  2. Wilhelm Schänzer PhD

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch18

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

How to Cite

Thevis, M. and Schänzer, W. (2008) Performance-Enhancing Drugs, in Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport (ed R. J. Maughan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch18

Editor Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Author Information

  1. Center for Preventive Doping Research, Institute of Biochemistry, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156387

Online ISBN: 9781444303315



  • performance-enhancing drugs;
  • Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs);
  • doping controls;
  • amphetamine and ephedrine derivatives;
  • peptide hormones - erythropoietin and mimetic agents;
  • insulin and synthetic derivatives


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Anabolic agents

  • Stimulants

  • Peptide hormones

  • Conclusion

  • References