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blood doping

use of erythrocyte transfusions or erythropoiesis-enhancing drugs to improve athletic performance.
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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.
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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
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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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The Tory MP asked: "When you hear that the London Marathon, potentially the winners or medallists at the London Marathon, potentially British athletes, are under suspicion for very high levels of blood doping, when you think of the effect that has on young people and the community nature of that event, what are your emotions about that, how do you feel about that?"
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The marathon world record holder issued a strongly-worded statement after MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee began an investigation into blood doping in the sport.
Coe must make it his mission to clean up the sport once he takes office given that leaked reports have now alleged that blood doping is rife in athletics.
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