blood doping

noun

Definition of blood doping

: a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells from blood previously withdrawn from an athlete are reinjected just before an event

called also blood packing

Examples of blood doping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But if the problem now is blood doping, what explains the difference? Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2020 In the late 1960s, blood doping started (also called blood-boosting). Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 28 Apr. 2022 Trainers experiment with anything that may give their horses an edge, including chemicals that bulk up pigs and cattle before slaughter, cobra venom, Viagra, blood doping agents, stimulants and cancer drugs. New York Times, 9 May 2021

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First Known Use of blood doping

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood doping was in 1971

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20 May 2022

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“Blood doping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20doping. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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blood doping

noun

Medical Definition of blood doping

: a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells previously withdrawn from an athlete are injected back just before an event

called also blood packing

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