TITLE

GHB's Deadly Allure

AUTHOR(S)
Rowley, Brian
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Jun2002, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on the gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) growth-hormone stimulant. Effect of GHB stimulants on bodybuilders; Recommended growth-hormone stimulants as alternative to GHB; Possible risk of GHB.
ACCESSION #
6537324

 

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