KINS 3500 Drugs in the Athletic Environment

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Topic: Performance Enhancing Substances/Drugs Full Essay complete with multiple choice questions ABOUT the essay at the end as well as a reference page.

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KINS 3500Performance Enhancing Substances/DrugsFor this assignment I chose Albuterol as it relates to performance enhancing drugs. Ifound this topic to be the most interesting to research and more of a hits home situation as I ama middle distance runner who suffers from exercise-induced Asthma. It is common joke on thetrack to swap inhalers between teammates who do not suffer from asthma in order to give them asort of boost before practice; however, I was curious to research this topic further to fullyunderstand if inhaling albuterol could aid athletes who do not suffer from asthma. When peoplehear performance enhancing substances/drugs the first thing that comes to mind are steroids.This class has allowed me to widen my understanding of this field more to see that even the mostcommon drugs can have an effect on athletic performance, depending on how it's administered.For athletes who do suffer from exercise-induced asthma, Albuterol works by, relaxingthe muscles lining the bronchial tubes, allowing more air to flow into the lungs. Athletes withasthma generally use inhaled albuterol to treat their symptoms, allowing them to competewithout shortness of breath. This I understood completely as it was explained to me yearsbefore my collegiate running career began. However, as I stated earlier, what I was unsure ofwas how a non-asthmatic athlete would react to a similar inhaler, if they reacted at all. What Ifound was that, According to

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