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for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells from blood previously withdrawn from an athlete are reinjected just before an event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

First Known Use of blood doping

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Blood doping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20doping. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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blood doping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blood doping

: an illegal method for temporarily improving an athlete's performance in a race or competition by increasing the number of red blood cells in the blood

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: a technique for temporarily improving athletic performance in which oxygen-carrying red blood cells previously withdrawn from an athlete are injected back just before an event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