methemoglobin definition

  • noun:
    • A brownish-red kind of hemoglobin occurring whenever hemoglobin is oxidized either during decomposition of the blood or because of the action of varied oxidizing drugs or toxic agents. It contains iron into the ferric condition and cannot work as an oxygen company.
    • An oxidized form of hemoglobin, containing ferric versus ferrous metal, that simply cannot transport air.
    • A modification of hemoglobin, into which it can be reconverted.

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