Resting spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity and cardiac autonomic control in anabolic androgenic steroid users

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Marcelo R. dos Santos; Ana L.C. Sayegh; Rafael Armani; Valéria Costa-Hong; Francis R. de Souza; Edgar Toschi-Dias; Luiz A. Bortolotto; Mauricio Yonamine; Carlos E. Negrão; Maria-Janieire N.N. Alves;

OBJECTIVES: Misuse of anabolic androgenic steroids in athletes is a strategy used to enhance strength and skeletal muscle hypertrophy. However, its abuse leads to an imbalance in muscle sympathetic nerve activity, increased vascular resistance, and increased blood press... View more