Meaning of blood doping

blood' dop"ing

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— Sports Med.
  1. 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
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