Hemoglobin

Hemoglobin: The substance in the blood that carries oxygen from the lungs out to various parts of the body. A normal hemoglobin count would be about 12-15.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Hemoglobins: The oxygen-carrying proteins of Erythrocytes. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.2

Types

Types may include:3

Types of Hemoglobin:

  • Carboxyhemoglobin
  • Deoxygenated Hemoglobin
  • Methemoglobin
  • Oxygenated Hemoglobin
  • S-Nitroso-Hemoglobin

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ bvmc/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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