Peptide Hormones

Peptide hormones are chemicals made up of amino acid chains. They are produced naturally by various glands in the body. Synthetic forms of several peptide hormones have been created and have a wide range of medical indications. Human growth hormone (HGH), erythropoietin (EPO), and insulin are examples of peptide hormones that have been abused by athletes to achieve a competitive edge in sports.

HGH is an anabolic (tissue-building) hormone that has become very popular recently among elite athletes as a performance-enhancing drug. It is a peptide hormone that is produced in ...

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