blood doping

noun

: 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technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells from blood previously withdrawn from an athlete are reinjected just before an event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 The length — measured in nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA and RNA — of a type of RNA that could expose blood doping. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 23 Apr. 2019 There was Vinokourov’s own memorable positive, in 2007, for blood doping (one of two on the team). Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 28 Feb. 2015 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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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood doping was in 1971

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“Blood doping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20doping. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

blood doping

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: a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells previously withdrawn from an athlete are injected back just before an event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