Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports: How Chemists Catch Users.

  title={Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports: How Chemists Catch Users.},
  author={Thomas C. Werner and Caroline K. Hatton},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Education},
The “cat-and-mouse game” between those who enable athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and those who try to detect such use provides a wealth of interesting examples for the undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry classroom. In this article, we focus on several commonly used PEDs, including amphetamine, anabolic steroids, erythropoietin (EPO), and human growth hormone. The benefits that athletes get from these PEDs, the analytical detection methods, and their limitations are… 

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