[Forensic-medical diagnostics of doping cases in sports]

Sud Med Ekspert. Nov-Dec 2013;56(6):47-51.
[Article in Russian]


The present review of the literature is focused on the problem of forensic-medical diagnostics of doping cases in sports, with special reference to the main classes of pharmaceutical products forbidden for use by the International Olympic Committee. The main causes of death among the athletes as a result of using doping substances are considered. Much attention is given to adverse reactions induced by long-time intake of anabolic steroids many of which can be identified at autopsy.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anabolic Agents / isolation & purification
  • Anabolic Agents / poisoning*
  • Doping in Sports* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Forensic Toxicology / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Forensic Toxicology / methods*
  • Humans
  • Performance-Enhancing Substances / isolation & purification
  • Performance-Enhancing Substances / poisoning*
  • Poisoning / diagnosis
  • Poisoning / mortality
  • Steroids / isolation & purification
  • Steroids / poisoning*


  • Anabolic Agents
  • Performance-Enhancing Substances
  • Steroids