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  • n. A psychoactive drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes which acts as a stimulant.


Catha edulis (the khat plant, in which it is found naturally) and -ine. (Wiktionary)


  • In the first doping case of the games, Kenyan boxer David Munyasia was barred by the IOC last week after testing positive for the banned stimulant cathine in an out-of-competition test. - Greek bronze medalist tests positive, two others booted

  • Khat contains cathine and cathinone which, as isolated substances, are banned in the UK, but in khat leaves are not

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  • Keisse tested positive for the banned stimulant cathine and its masking agent hydrocholothiazid after his victory with German Robert Bartko at the Gent Six Days in November.

  • The federation is seeking a two-year sanction for Keisse, and the debate has now begun as to whether the presence of the HCT and cathine was intentional.


  • It's been claimed that the cathine found in Keisse's urine was a result of cold and flu tablets taken by the Belgian, who won the Gent Six Day with Robert Bartko.


  • Containing the active agents cathinone and cathine, it remains legal in the UK but is banned throughout Europe and north America, Cathinone is a prohibited drug in Australia, while cathine is restricted to prescription use or supply by a doctor. | Top Stories


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