blood doping

[ bluhd-doh-ping ]

  1. a procedure in which an athlete is injected with erythropoietin or transfused with blood, thereby increasing the blood's oxygen-carrying capacity and boosting athletic performance.

Origin of blood doping

First recorded in 1970–75
  • Also called blood pack·ing, blood boost·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for blood doping

blood doping

  1. the illegal practice of removing a quantity of blood from an athlete long before a race and reinjecting it shortly before a race, so boosting oxygenation of the blood

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