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use of erythrocyte transfusions or erythropoiesis-enhancing drugs to improve athletic performance.
n.A maneuver in which an athlete places a unit of autologous blood in storage to be transfused immediately before an endurance event—e.g., a long-distance race—resulting in increased athletic performance due to better O2 delivery to the tissues
The process of increasing the number of circulating red blood cells in order to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood for improved athletic endurance, performed by blood transfusion or administering erythropoietin. Also called blood boosting.
blood dop·ing (blŭd dōp'ing)
Infusion of red blood cells, usually freeze-preserved autologous packed red blood cells, to increase hematocrit and hemoglobin levels; used by endurance athletes to increase blood's oxygen-carrying capacity and thus enhance endurance performance.
Synonym(s): blood boosting
, induced erythrocythemia