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Chapter 12: Stimulants

Ephedra and pseudoephedrine can be found in "natural," OTC, and prescription medications.

A. True

B. False

The production and marketing of herbal supplements is regulated by the Food and Drug Agency in the United States.

A. True

B. False

Ephedra will NOT enhance the performance of a sprint athlete.

A. True

B. False

Wrestlers who are trying to lose weight will lose more weight using ma huang.

A. True

B. False

To what group of drugs does caffeine belong?

A. Amphetamines

B. Xanthines

C. Decongestants

D. Appetite suppressants

Caffeine has multiple effects on the physiology of the body.

A. True

B. False

Which of the following is NOT a theory of how caffeine works on the body?

A. Muscular

B. Neurologic

C. Metabolic

D. Stimulatory

Which caffeine theory is the original argument for how caffeine works to provide an ergogenic benefit to athletes?

A. Muscular

B. Neurologic

C. Metabolic

D. Stimulatory

What effect does caffeine have on an endurance-type of activity?

A. Increases reaction times

B. Increases total exercise time

C. Decreases reaction times

D. Decreases total exercise time

What effect does caffeine have on a short-term type of activity?

A. No difference in exercise time

B. Increases total exercise time

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