Drug abuse in sports and doping

Authors

  • Md Ali Emran Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Sheikh Shahinur Hossain Assistant Professor,Respiratory Medicine, DMC, Dhaka
  • AKM Salek Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Moniruzzaman Khan Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Syed Mozaffar Ahmed Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Nuruzzaman Khandaker Medical Officer, Rheumatology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Tariqul Islam Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, BSMMU, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v43i1.21379

Keywords:

Drug abuse, doping, sports

Abstract

Drug is defined as a substance that alters the physiological processes of the body which is used for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. Abuse denotes injudicious or irrational application. The use of performance-enhancing drugs is probably the major problem facing sport today. Despite intense efforts by sporting bodies and the medical professionals to eliminate the problem, drug taking to enhance sport performance remains widespread. No player should gain an unfair advantage over other players by using an unethical substance or method. The use of drugs may also be extremely dangerous to the health of players. Drug testing programs have been established by amateur and professional sports authorities to promote a safe and fair competitive environment. Clinicians who treat athletes should be familiar with the commonly abused substances and doping methods

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v43i1.21379

Bangladesh Med J. 2014 January; 43 (1): 46-50

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Published

2014-12-30

How to Cite

Emran, M. A., Hossain, S. S., Salek, A., Khan, M. M., Ahmed, S. M., Khandaker, M. N., & Islam, M. T. (2014). Drug abuse in sports and doping. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 43(1), 46–50. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v43i1.21379

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Review Articles