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- Drug : Substance taken to alter bodily functions, to relieve symptoms, cure or prevent disease, or to cause euphoria.
- Olympic Games : Quadrennial sporting extravaganzas involving athletes from around the world in both Summer and Winter sports competitions; begun in Athens in 1896.
- Sports : Activities that involve skill and physical exertion, and that are governed by a generally accepted set of rules and guidelines.
- Aldosterone : Major mineralocorticoid steroid hormone that controls electrolytes, blood pressure and hydration.
- Anabolic steroids : Hormones that facilitate building up of components of the body or the organisms that produce them.
- : A type or class of sex steroid hormone with a nineteen carbon atom base structure.
- Blood doping : Add brief definition or description
- Diuretic : Agents that promote the excretion of urine through their effects on kidney function.
- Glucocorticoid : Corticosteroids that affect carbohydrate metabolism, inhibit adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion, and are anti-inflammatory.
- Peptide hormone : A class of chemical messengers, secreted into the blood from endocrine cells, that bind to specific receptors expressed on the plasma membrane of target cells.
- Narcotic : Add brief definition or description
- Steroid : Hormone group that controls metabolism, catabolism, growth, electrolyte balance and sexual characteristics.
- Stimulant : Add brief definition or description
- Testosterone : A steroid hormone, principal male sex hormone, and an anabolic steroid from the androgen group.
- World Anti-Doping Agency : An international, independent agency founded in 1999 to provide testing and evaluation services in the fight against doping in sports.