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Professional athletes and Drug use penalties

SkellyEnglish IIMay 8, 1999Professional Athletes and Drug Use (Penalties)This research paper is about athletes and their use of drugs. The drug that is most frequently used by athletes is alcohol. Most athletes who use drugs do not get the punishment that they deserve instead they receive punishment that is too lenient. The penalties for professional athletes who use drugs are too lenient, they should be more severe.Examples of drugs that are used by most athletes are the following: Anabolic Steroids, Dietary supplements, Blood Doping, Stimulants, Narcotics and Corticosteroids,and Alcohol. Anabolic steroids are used illegally by athletes, to increase muscle mass and strength. Anabolic steroids are also called Androgenic-anabolic steroids. They get their name from the Greek words "Andro" and "Gennan" which mean male producing,and "Anabold" which means to build up. Anabolic steroids are chemically similar to the male hormone testosterone. The testis, a male sex organ, produces this hormone.Anabolic steroids are usually injected into the testis when taken or ingested in tablets.Athletes who abuse Anabolic steroids exceed the natural level of testosterone. Dietary Athletes to replace or increase chemical or vitamins in the body use supplements. Androstenedione is a hormone pre-cursor that increases testosterone in the blood,which increases muscle mass, strength, and power. Blood doping is when extra blood is injected into a person's veins to increase red blood cells and oxygen. Endurance athletes, who need as much oxygen as, mostly use this drug. For example marathon runners, tri-athletes, and decathlon participators. Stimulants are drugs that are taken to speed up the central nervous system. The most Frequently used stimulant today is marijuana; most athletes are usually caught in possession of this drug. Alcohol is a depressant that is used by athletes. A depressant is adrug that slows down brain and body reactions. "Alcohol is the...

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