blood doping

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blood doping

use of erythrocyte transfusions or erythropoiesis-enhancing drugs to improve athletic performance.

blood doping

n.
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.
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

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.