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Definition of the noun haemoglobin
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noun - plural: haemoglobins
- a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- alternative spelling: hemoglobin
- synonym of haemoglobin: Hb
- more generic words: haemoprotein / hemoprotein = a conjugated protein linked to a compound of iron and porphyrin
- more specific words: oxyhaemoglobin / oxyhemoglobin = the bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs
- substance of: erythrocyte / RBC / red blood cell = a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues
haemoglobin a.k.a. Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin; also spelled haemoglobin and abbreviated Hb or Hgb, is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all vertebrates as well as the tissues of some invertebrates. Hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen from the respiratory organs to the rest of the body. There it releases the oxygen to permit aerobic respiration to provide energy to power the functions of the organism in the process called metabolism.
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by Edgar Thorpe, Showick thorpe, Thorpe Edgar, Showick Thorpe
These are disc-shaped cells without nucleus and contain a pigment called Haemoglobin which gives the red colour to the blood. Haemoglobin is an iron-containing pigment. RBCs are produced in the spleen and ...
by Rebecca A. Leslie, Emily K. Johnson, Alexander P. L. Goodwin
Haemoglobin is the other main buffer system for acids in the body. It is present in red...
Deoxygenated haemoglobin is a better buffer than oxygenated haemoglobin as it dissociates to a greater extent, this is the Haldane effect. Plasma proteins ...
Parson's Diseases of the Eye (2014)
by Radhika Tandon, Sihota
Sickle cell haemoglobin is an abnormal haemoglobin found mainly but not exclusively in people of African origin.
Haemoglobin is a major trap for nitric oxide in vivo Not only can NO diffuse into and around other neurons, it can rapidly diffuse into capillaries. Both oxyhaemoglobin and oxymyoglobin react rapidly with NO to form nitrate and ...
For Class-8 by S. K. Aggarwal
containing Haemoglobin is an iron protein.
Haemoglobin is a protein. (23) Complex carbohydrates contain digestible fibres. (24) With the help of enzymes glucose is also converted to maltose. (25) The protein sterol carries oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues. (26) About 90% ...
Lectures on Haematology (1960)
by F. G. J. Hayhoe
WHITE Haemoglobin is an outstanding member of the important class of conjugated proteins, the haem-proteins. The members of this class enter into a wide diversity of reactions in the living organism ...
by Gary Moore, Gavin Knight, Andrew Blann
The oxygen-carrying molecule haemoglobin is a mixture of proteins (globin) and non-proteins (haem). At the centre ofthe haem molecule is an atom of iron, and this is where the oxygen binds. This iron must be provided in the diet, but we also ...
A Dictionary of Medicine (1884)
Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children by Sir Richard Quain, John Mitchell Bruce, Frederick Thomas Roberts
HAEMOGLOBIN (alua, blood, and globus, a ball). SYNoN.:-Haematoglobulin; Haematocrystallin; Cruorin (Stokes).—This substance, which is of great physiological interest, is of an extremely complex nature, being a compound of two bodies, ...
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement
Haemoglobin, though physiologically of great importance in the respiratory process of vertebrate animals, is yet seldom used for surface pigmentation, except in the face of white races of man or in other parts in monkeys, &c. In some worms the ...
by Elizabeth Martin
Measurement haemoglobin packed cell volume or haematocrit (PCV) red cell count mean cell volume (MCV) mean cell haemoglobin (MCH) mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) reticulocyte count absolute count total blood volume ...
A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)
by John Lackie
*haemoglobin). blood-brain barrier The physiological barrier to the entry of large molecules such as antibodies into the brain and retina.
by L. L. Somani
ferredoxin and haemoglobin in plants.
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