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1 The assignment of athletes to positions on a sports team on the basis of ascribed characteristics, such as ethnic group, rather than on the basis of merit. In North America, for example, central positions tend to be assigned to whites and non-central positions to black players.

2 In relation to drug-taking, the combining together, in dosages above normal physiological levels, of multiple steroid preparations in oral and injectable form. See also pyramiding.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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