Gonadotropins in doping: pharmacological basis and detection of illicit use.

Abstract

Parenteral administration of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulates the production of testosterone in males and these gonadotropins can therefore be used by athletes to enhance muscle strength. However, they are more expensive and less efficient than testosterone and anabolic steroids. Therefore their main use is probably… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/bjp.2008.102

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