a procedure in which an athlete is injected with erythropoietin, his or her own blood, or the blood of a family member prior to competition, purportedly increasing the blood’s oxygen-carrying capacity as a result of the addition of red blood cells.
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
a layer of tightly packed cells that make up the walls of brain capillaries and prevent substances in the blood from diffusing freely into the brain: passage across the cell membranes is determined by solubility in the lipid bilayer or recognition by a transport molecule. Contemporary Examples Scientists Find Bacteria Where It Isn’t Supposed to […]
a person’s brother by birth. a male person bound to another by ties of great friendship. something usually associated with or thought to exist inseparably from another thing, quality, circumstance, etc.: Humility is often the blood brother of patience. a male established in a close relationship with another male through the performance of a specific […]
blood capillary Historical Examples Physiology Ernest G. Martin
any of the cellular elements of the blood, as white blood cells or red blood cells. noun any of the cells that circulate in the blood See erythrocyte, leucocyte blood cell A red blood cell or white blood cell that is contained in the blood.