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
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a showy milkweed, Asclepias curassavica, of tropical America, having brilliant orange-red flowers and smooth fruit.
a schistosome. noun any parasitic flatworm, such as a schistosome, that lives in the blood vessels of man and other vertebrates: class Digenea See also trematode
a gas, as oxygen or carbon dioxide, that is dissolved in plasma. a test to determine the pH and concentration of blood gases. blood gas Any of the dissolved gases in blood plasma, especially oxygen and carbon dioxide.