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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

Explanation

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 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 previewLectures 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 ...

Google previewAlkaloids - 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 ...

Google previewPhilosophy of Medicine (2011)

by Fred Gifford

In this case, haemoglobin is the product of one locus and development factors do not seem significant.

Google previewCirculation 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 ...

Google previewLecture Notes: Biomedical Science (2011)

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 ...

Google previewComprehensive Objective Book For Aieee (2006)

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 ...

Google previewA System of Medicine: Diseases of ductless glands respiratory and circulatory systems (1898)

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 ...

Google previewChemistry 'O' Level Guide

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewMedical-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 ...

Google previewThe 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.

Google previewEncyclopedia 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.

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

The iron-containing porphyrin that, in combination with the protein globin, forms haemoglobin and myoglobin. It is also ...

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2013)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

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 ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Midwifery - Australian/New Zealand Version (2011)

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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