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Definition of the noun haemoglobin

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noun - plural: haemoglobins

  1. 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


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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Google previewConcise General Knowledge Manual (2011)

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 ...

Google previewDr Podcast Scripts for the Primary FRCA (2011)

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 ...

Google previewParson'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.

Google previewNitric Oxide in the Nervous System (1995)

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 ...

Google previewLearning Elementary Biology with online support (2014)

For Class-8 by S. K. Aggarwal

containing Haemoglobin is an iron protein.

Google previewQuestuin Bank Wtih Solutions Science & Technology -II Std.X

by B.Menezes

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% ...

Google previewLectures 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 ...

Google previewHaematology (2010)

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 ...

Google previewA 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, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica ... (1902)

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 ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

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 ...

Google previewA 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.

Google previewDictionary of plant sciences (including horticulture) (1989)

by L. L. Somani

ferredoxin and haemoglobin in plants.

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