Peptide Hormones – Drugs that stimulate the production of hormones in the body which increases red blood cell count/oxygen carrying ability
(Pronounced pep-tide hor-mones)
To remember what peptide hormones mean use the following mnemonic:
Our pep talk was interrupted when a tidal (peptide hormones) wave approached. However, drugs that stimulated the production of hormones allowed us to run away faster.
In sports, peptide hormone drugs are illegal due to their performance enhancing effects. They can increase muscle mass, improve endurance, and speed up recovery from injury. Regular use of these drugs can cause serious long-lasting health problems, including organ damage and hormone imbalances.