Definition of the noun haemoglobin
What does haemoglobin mean as a name of something?
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.
- also known as Hb, Hgb
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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 ...
Lectures on Haematology (1960)
by F. G. J. Hayhoe
Haemoglobin is the pigment in the blood cells of all vertebrates, but it is also found in the body fluid of lowly worms, in insects, and even in the roots of leguminous plants (Keilin & Wang, 1945). This is perhaps 2-2 IRON METABOLISM AND ...
Alkaloids - Secrets of Life: (2007)
Aklaloid Chemistry, Biological Significance, Applications and Ecological Role by Tadeusz Aniszewski
Haemoglobin is a known tetramer of protein sub-units with two and two sub-units, myoglobin and two glutamic acid residues in sub-units. A haeme is an iron- containing porphyrin acting as a prostethic (Figure 83). Moreover, fagaronine has ...
Philosophy of Medicine (2011)
by Fred Gifford
In this case, haemoglobin is the product of one locus and development factors do not seem significant.
Circulation in Fishes (1971)
by Geoffrey H. Satchell
Oxygenated haemoglobin is a stronger acid than deoxygenated haemoglobin so that carbon dioxide is displaced from the blood as oxygen is loaded on in ...
by Ian Lyons
Haemoglobin is a globular protein made up of four polypeptide chains – typically two a chains and two b chains. Each chain is attached to a haem group, which is the site of oxygen binding; here O2 binds reversibly to the Fe2þ irons carried by ...
by Narinder Kumar, Dr. J. K. Juneja, Dr. N. K. Verma, Dr. Kulbhushan Prakash
Haemoglobin is a globular protein. It is made up of four polypeptide chains which are arranged in tetrahedral manner. Each chain is associated with a non protein part called haeme. HORMONES • Hormones are the chemical substances ...
by Thomas Clifford Allbutt
The important point established by these observations of Kiihne was that haemoglobin is the source of the bile pigments. It is not too much to say that this observation marked a new era in the history of the subject; later observations have but ...
by Peter Blackburn
Haemoglobin is the protein found in red blood cells. Some other proteins include keratin (in claws, nails and hair), collagen (in connective tissue), fibroin ( in silk), albumin (in eggs) and gelatin. All enzymes are proteins. (e) The amide link is ...
The Book of Man (1997)
The Human Genome Project and the Quest to Discover Our Genetic Heritage by Walter Fred Bodmer
And the only difference between sickle and normal haemoglobin is that the former has the amino acid valine, instead of glutamic acid, in position 6 of its beta chain. And that potentially lethal difference is due to just one base-pair difference at ...
Medical-Surgical Nursing (2013)
by Priscilla LeMone, Karen Burke, Trudy Dwyer, Tracy Levett-Jones, Lorna Moxham, Kerry Reid-Searl, Kamaree Berry, Keryln Carville, Majella Hales, Nicole Knox, Yoni Luxford, Debra Raymond
Haemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein within RBCs. It consists of the haem molecule and globin, a protein molecule. Globin is made of four polypeptide chains—two alpha chains and two beta chains (see Figure 29.18). Each of the four ...
The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Endurance in Sport (2008)
by R. J. Shephard, P.-O. Astrand
Haemoglobin,. Blood. Volume. and. Endurance. NORMAN GLEDHILL AND DARREN WARBURTON techniques which increase [ Hb] are the most effective form of. Determinants. of. endurance. performance.
by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf
Finally, enhancing the off-loading of oxygen from the native erythrocyte haemoglobin can also result in improved oxygenation of the tissues. Haemoglobin is a tetrameric molecule consisting predominantly of two alpha and two beta chains.
by D A Bender
The iron-containing porphyrin that, in combination with the protein globin, forms haemoglobin and myoglobin. It is also ...
by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Identifying and definitional attributes Metadata item type: Technical name: Synonymous names: METeOR identifier: Registration status: Definition: Data Element Concept: Data Element Person—glycosylated haemoglobin measurement result ...
by Arnold E. Bender
The iron-containing pigment which, in combination with protein, forms the haemoglobin of the red blood cell. (The iron is in the ferrous state.) (BDS.) Haemagglutinins. Toxic substances naturally present in many legumes which cause the red ...
by S. Choudhary
hemoglobin A (haemoglobin A) : Hemoglobin A is the normal form of the protein hemoglobin which is found in adults. It is composed of two alpha chains and two ...
by Joanne Gray, Rachel Smith, Caroline Homer
Normal physiologyofearly pregnancy is accompanied by a lowering of the haemoglobin. haemoglobin therespiratory property of erythrocytes, consisting offourhaem ironmolecules linked to the protein globinand carrying outthe dual functionsof ...
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