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dop·ing

(dōp'ing),
The administration of foreign substances to an individual; often used in reference to athletes who try to stimulate physical and psychological strength.

doping

(dō′pĭng)
n.
The use of a drug, such as a steroid or a blood product, such as erythropoietin, to improve athletic performance.
Sports medicine Any use of drugs and other nonfood substances to improve performance; the Olympic Committee defines doping as one or more anti-doping rule violations set forth in Article 2.1-2.8, IOC Anti-Doping Rules

doping

Sports medicine Popular for the use of drugs and other nonfood substances to improve performance. See Anabolic steroids, Blood doping, Weight training.

dop·ing

(dōp'ing)
The administration of foreign substances to a human or animal; often used in reference to athletes who try to enhance physiologic function and exercise performance.
See also: blood doping

doping

the use of banned substances or methods (as defined and listed by WADA) in sport to attempt to gain an unfair advantage. Considered to derive from the South African word 'dop' for a stimulant drink first given to racehorses. The WADA list is an agreed table of both synthetic and naturally occurring substances considered to offer an advantage when taken during training and competition. Sportsmen and women take performance-enhancing substances for a number of reasons. These include the physical effects of the drug itself (anabolic steroids will allow the athlete to train harder, faster and for longer), the pressure on the athlete to succeed (from coach, family, sponsors, media and general public) and the direct effect on athletes themselves (to boost confidence, lessen anxiety, etc.). See also banned substance; Drugs and the law.

doping

the illicit administration of drugs or other agents to racing animals with the intention of altering their physical performance, either adversely or positively. Called also sting.