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Amphetamine Stimulant ID 40

Amphetamine is a psychostimulant in the phenethylamine class of compounds. Its effects are produced by modulating the levels of several neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine and seratonin, popularly thought of as the chemical which produces feelings of wellbeing and happiness.

In addition to its use as a recreational drug, amphetamine has a long history of use as a performance-enhancing drug in sports due to its efficacy in increasing stamina, staving off fatigue and pain and increasing alertness and concentration. It may also act as an appetite suppressant, aiding weight loss.

Dangerous side effects of particular note for athletes include increased cardiac output and blood pressure, as well as an increased probability of cardiac arrhythmia.

Testing

Amphetamine is detectable in urine and blood, as well as saliva, and the detection times for a standardised dosage vary depending on the method of testing.

A 10mg dosage is detectable in blood for around 48 hours, in urine for between 1 and 3 days and in saliva for between 20 and 50 hours.

It is worth noting that many other drugs are known to produce amphetamine in the body during the natural metabolic process, a fact which must be taken into consideration in the event of a positive test.

Contributor: Jamie Davidson

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Menthéour admission 2 Admission statement 03/02/1999
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Leblanc admission 1 Admission statement 25/07/1998
Festina judicial positives 2 Positive test 23/07/1998
Roussel admission Admission statement 17/07/1998
Roussel and Rijkaert arrests Arrest 15/07/1998
Voet arrest Arrest 08/07/1998
Mottet admission Admission statement 16/10/1995
Currit positive Positive test 15/09/1994
Lino positive Positive test 28/04/1993
Montoya positive Positive test 24/07/1991
Emonds positive Positive test 26/04/1990
Garcia, D admission Admission statement 24/11/1989
Fignon positive 2 Positive test 17/09/1989
Maertens conviction Criminal conviction 01/09/1987
Kimmage admission Admission statement 03/08/1987
Fignon positive 1 Positive test 28/05/1987
Tackaert positive Positive test 24/05/1987
Wampers positive Positive test 23/03/1986
Kelly positive 1 Positive test 19/09/1984
Tinazzi positive Positive test 26/05/1984
Van Meer positive Positive test 14/05/1983
Dordrecht convictions Criminal conviction 15/07/1982
Thurau positive 2 Positive test 22/06/1980
Thurau positive 1 Positive test 07/05/1980
People 61 Nationality
Biondi Laurent
Bolay Sylvain
Bozzi Dominique
Brochard Laurent
Bugno Giacomo
Bugno Gianni
Chiotti Jérôme
Coppens Rik
Currit Jean-Christophe
De Wit Gerrit
Dupouey Christophe
Emonds Nico
Fignon Laurent
Furdi Blaž
Garcia Didier
Gasparre Graziano
Gaumont Philippe
Herinne Pierre
Hervé Pascal
Hoffman Tristan
Jordie Jean-Guy
Kelly Sean
Kimmage Paul
Koehler Philippe
Koob Markus
Leblanc Luc
Lembo Eddy
Lino Pascal
Maertens Marc
Mak Gérard
Menthéour Erwann
Montoya Reynel
Morassut Tiziano
Moreau Christophe
Mottet Charly
Mouton Georges
Rooks Steven
Rous Didier
Roussel Bruno
Roux Laurent
Roux Fabien
Sainz Bernard
Sassone Robert
Sergeant Monique
Sergeant Freddy
Silseth Ole Kristian
Summer Jochen
Tackaert William
Tessier Jean-Michel
Thurau Dietrich
Tinazzi Marcel
Ullrich Jan
van der Velde Johan
Van Meer Jacques
Vandenbroucke Frank
Vanhulst Edouard
Vernie Jean-Marie
Voet Willy
Wampers Jean-Marie
Winnen Peter
Yovchev Yovcho

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