blood boosting


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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.
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