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In contrast to classic sympathomimetics β2-agonists act selectively on beta adrenergic receptors exhibiting muscle anabolic and lipolytic properties. Because of relative low adverse effects of β2-agonists application they are considered by some athletes as a “safe” alternative to anabolic androgenic steroids. Side effects of β-agonists on central nervous system include nervousness, insomnia and migraine.