Mitragynine (Kratom) - monitoring in sports drug testing

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In 2014, mitragynine (Kratom) was placed on the Monitoring List of the World Anti-Doping Agency to gain information of its current use in professional sports. Therefore, analytical strategies in sports drug testing are presented and the first Kratom case in professional sports is described. It is outlined that thorough monitoring by anti-doping laboratories is of utmost importance to obtain data on Kratom's misuse and to protect athletes from potential health hazards. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDrug testing and analysis
Issue number11-12
Pages (from-to)1114–1118
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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