blood doping
noun Date: 1973 a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells from blood previously withdrawn from an athlete are reinjected just before an event — called also blood packing

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  • blood doping — n a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen carrying red blood cells previously withdrawn from an athlete are injected back just before an event called also blood packing * * * the administration of blood, red… …   Medical dictionary

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  • blood doping — Sports Med. a procedure in which an athlete is injected with his or her own blood or the blood of a family member prior to competition, purportedly increasing the blood s oxygen carrying capacity owing to the addition of red blood cells. Also… …   Universalium

  • blood doping — /ˈblʌd doʊpɪŋ/ (say blud dohping) noun the practice of increasing the number of red blood cells in the body to improve sporting performance, either by transfusion of stored blood or by hormone treatment which causes the body to increase its own… …   Australian English dictionary

  • blood doping — noun : a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen carrying red blood cells previously withdrawn from an athlete are injected back just before an event called also blood packing * * * noun [noncount] : an illegal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood doping — n. blood boosting, procedure of illegal injection of oxygenated blood into an athlete just before a competition to intensify and improve performance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blood doping — (also blood boosting) noun the injection of oxygenated blood into an athlete before an event in an (illegal) attempt to enhance performance …   English new terms dictionary

  • Blood boosting — Blood Boosting, sometimes called blood packing or blood doping, is a means to improve athletic performance through manipulation of blood chemistry/composition timed around athletic events. MethodsThe practice most commonly known as blood boosting …   Wikipedia

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