blood doping

noun Sports Medicine.
a procedure in which an athlete is injected with his or her own blood or the blood of a family member prior to competition, purportedly increasing the blood's oxygen-carrying capacity owing to the addition of red blood cells.
Also called blood packing, blood boosting.
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blood doping
 
n
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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Randomly selected horses were subject to having blood samples drawn and tested for blood doping agents.
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