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The process of increasing the number of circulating red blood cells in order to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood for improved athletic endurance, performed by blood transfusion or administering erythropoietin. Also called blood boosting.
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(Athletics (Track & Field)) 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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a procedure in which an athlete is injected with his or her own previously drawn and stored red blood cells to increase the body's oxygen-carrying capacity before a competition.
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