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Competitive athletes sometimes attempt to dilute their urine by taking such as furosemid, a drug commonly used in medicine for treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. The reason of the misuse of diuretics in sports is to regulate body mass (box, weight lifting, etc.) and to shape muscle profile (body building). Body dehydration, disturbances in ion equilibrium in the organism and specific action of diuretic drugs cause a set of biomedical side effects on the central nervous system including fatigue, drowsiness, numbness, mood and mental changes.