Anabolic Steroids and the Athlete, 2d ed.


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About the Book

The first edition of this work, published in 1982, concentrated on the athlete’s use of and the physician’s knowledge of, anabolic steroids. This fully updated second edition discusses the continuing controversy over their use in competitive sports. An introduction of the use and abuse of anabolic steroids is followed by chapters on such topics as anabolic steroid compounds, the anabolic-to-androgen ratio, basic principles of muscle building, current anabolic steroid preparations, anabolic steroid regimes used by athletes, the enhancement of athletic performance, adverse physical effects and mental health risks, the classification of anabolic steroids as controlled substances, growth hormones and other anabolic hormones, the limits of urine drug testing, medical applications of anabolic steroids, muscle building and ergogenic supplements, and addictions.

About the Author(s)

The late William N. Taylor, M.D., wrote widely on aspects of sports, health and medicine. He lived in Pensacola, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

William N. Taylor, M.D.

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 384
Bibliographic Info: diagrams, tables, appendices, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1128-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0390-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “factual and straightforward…recommended”—Library Journal
  • “most impressive…highly thought-provoking”—Muscular Development
  • “a careful exploration of the chemistry and physiology of testosterone…‘must’ reading for the serious bodybuilder”—Southern Bodybuilder
  • “most appropriate for libraries where steriod use and abuse is a concern, and where there are athletes or parents who might need or want the information and people doing research on the topic”—Public Library Quarterly
  • “extremely well documented”—Track & Field News