carboxyhemoglobin definition

  • noun:
    • The compound that's formed whenever inhaled carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin, binding more firmly than air and rendering the hemoglobin incapable of transporting oxygen.
    • The stable complex of carbon monoxide with hemoglobin; it prevents the conventional complexing with oxygen and thus leads to anoxia

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