from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A psychoactive drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes which acts as a stimulant.
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.
Khat contains cathine and cathinone which, as isolated substances, are banned in the UK, but in khat leaves are not
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.