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CHAPTER 10: STIMULANTS

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

True

False

The production and marketing of herbal supplements is regulated by the FDA in the United States.

True

False

Ephedra will NOT enhance the performance of a sprint athlete.

True

False

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

True

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.

True

False

Which of the following is a theory of how caffeine works on the body?

A. Cellular

B. Neurological

C. Metabolic

D. Stimulatory

For the Olympic level athlete, caffeine can produce what percent increase in endurance performance?

A. <1%

B. 2%-4%

C. 5%-8%

D. >10 %

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

C. Decreases reaction time

D. Decreases total exercise time

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