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
- synonyms of haemoglobin: Hb / hemoglobin
- 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 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 where it releases the oxygen to burn nutrients to provide energy to power the functions of the organism, and collects the resultant carbon dioxide to bring it back to the respiratory organs to be dispensed from the organism.
- also known as Hb, Hgb
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Practical Clinical Biochemistry (2003)
Methods and Interpretations by Chawla
Haemoglobin is an intracorpuscular pigment and does not normally occur in appreciable amounts in plasma (less than...
Commercial Organic Analysis: Proteids and albuminous principles, proteoïds or albuminoïds. 2d ed., rev. and enl. 1898 (1898)
by Alfred Henry Allen
Haemoglobin is the pigment to which the blood of vertebrate animals owes its colour. Its most characteristic and physiologically important property is that of absorbing and combining with free oxygen to form oxyhemoglobin, to the presence of ...
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.
Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)
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.
Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine (2010)
by Priyanka Narang
Exercise affects both the number of red corpuscles and the amount of haemoglobin they contain. There is normally an increase in the number of red blood cells, but not ...
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