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What does HBOC stand for?

HBOC stands for Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier

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Faced with the continued refinement of a urine-based test to detect the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (which has been the drug of choice during the past decade) (3) and the recent commercial release of a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) used to substitute for the oxygen-carrying functions of erythrocytes (4), athletes may be tempted to experiment with the latter product in an attempt to obtain a surreptitious performance advantage.