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Due you think that it is right for athletes to use performance enhancers?

Poll ended at Wed May 11, 2005 10:25 pm

NO, it is dangerous for the athlete
3
30%
NO, it gives athletes an unfair edge
4
40%
SOMETIMES, if it is safe for the athlete
3
30%
YES, winning is the name of the game
0
No votes
YES, performance enhacers add a new level of competion to the game
0
No votes
I'm undecided on this issue
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No votes
 
Total votes : 10

Growth Hormones

Postby Cross Country Runner » Wed May 04, 2005 10:25 pm

Today in school my biology teacher was discussing DNA replications. Soon the discussion involved growth hormones and how they can allow an individual who cannot produce growth hormones to grow at a regular rate with a simple ejection.

I began to wonder what these growth hormones are made up of. What are in the growth hormone ejections that allow it to be absorbed by the body? Also what would happen if too much growth hormones were produced? Would the result be a hulk or some type of mutation?

If anyone has any information please submit!
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Postby thank.darwin » Wed May 04, 2005 10:36 pm

Here is a great site...

http://www.science.org.au/nova/055/055key.htm


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Postby MrMistery » Thu May 05, 2005 6:26 pm

I guess it's impossible to find anything to add to what thank.darwin's site sais
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Too much growth hormone....

Postby victor » Sun May 08, 2005 1:42 pm

Basically, hormone is used only to stimulate the work of body organs..it happens the same to the growth hormone which will onl affect the speed of metabolism inside the body. So, if there's too much growth hormone inside someone's body, maybe the metabolism will be faster (especially protein catabolism and anabolism) and this makes the cell reproduction and development faster also. Example for this, you can see it from the work of Somatotrhophine and Tyrocsine hormone.
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Postby thank.darwin » Tue May 10, 2005 9:02 pm

MrMistery wrote:I guess it's impossible to find anything to add to what thank.darwin's site sais


That's just the basics on that site... there is a lot more in dept information out there :D
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Postby MrMistery » Wed May 11, 2005 7:59 pm

If you want a PhD in that :D
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