Effects of salbutamol on potassium and exercise performance

Altarawneh, Muath (2013) Effects of salbutamol on potassium and exercise performance. Research Master thesis, Victoria University.


Salbutamol is a β2 adrenergic agonist widely used for the treatment of asthma and known to reduce plasma potassium concentration [K+]. The International Olympic Committee had been concerned that salbutamol may give an inequitable advantage to athletes. However, little work has investigated whether salbutamol has beneficial effects on plasma [K+], K+ dynamics during exercise and how these potential changes may impact on exercise performance. This study investigated the effects of salbutamol on K+ regulation at rest, during repeat sprint exercise was also explored.

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Master of Applied Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24330
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Current > Division/Research > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Keywords bronchospasm relief, bronchial, receptors, muscles, arterial plasma, arteries, sprints, intense exercise, VO2
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