Steroids, 1st Edition

  • Aharon W. Zorea
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  • ISBN-10: 1440803005
  • ISBN-13: 9781440803000
  • DDC: 615.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The discussions regarding the ethical, medical, and social controversies surrounding steroid use are as heated as the drugs themselves are powerful. Steroids comprehensively addresses the separate debates over steroid use in therapeutic medical treatments, sports performance enhancement, and cosmetic lifestyle choices. The contents provide balanced coverage of the complex positive and negative implications involved with using these "ingredients of youth" to evade the common ailments of old age and to overcome some of the limitations of natural biology. This book will be invaluable to students of not only health and exercise sciences, sports and sport-related fields, and medical science, but also those researching social and ethical questions involved with the use of steroids in related fields. For example, the book may be used by sociology students investigating social aspects of sports, health policy, and public role models; psychology students focusing on the role of self-image and mental health; and political science students researching public health policy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Overview and Historical Background.
2: Basics of Biochemistry and Steroids.
3: Historical Background of Therapeutic Steroids.
4: Historical Background of Performance-Enhancing Steroids.
5: Contemporary Issues and Debates.
6: Individual Decision Making for Anabolic and Catabolic Steroids.
7: Public Reaction, Regulation, and Control.
8: Anti-Doping within Organizations.
9: Primary Documents.
10: Appendix A: Scientific Accounts of Anabolic and Catabolic Steroids.
11: Appendix B: Documents Related to Legal Sanctions.
12: Appendix C: Anti-Doping Policies from Associations.
Timeline for Steroid-Related Issues (Anabolic and Catabolic).
Further Reading.
About the Author.