hemoglobin hemoglobin  /ˌhi məɡ ˈloʊ bən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Synonym(s)

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Usage(s):

  1. His level of hemoglobin--the vital, oxygen-carrying compound in his red cells--had plummeted from a normal reading of 13 to an ominous 1.
  2. Each hemoglobin molecule, Perutz found, consists of 10,000 atoms, of which four are iron atoms that have an affinity for oxygen.
  3. Housing the hemoglobin in an artificial cell, or modifying the hemoglobin so it remains stable, could solve this problem.

News

  1. Ultra-Efficient Hemoglobin Key To Evolutionary Success Of Fish

    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The primordial oceans in Earth’s early days were a much more inhospitable than they are today, and new research published in the journal Science suggests that fish developed a highly efficient hemoglobin-based system to deliver large amount of oxygen to their tissues. “Four hundred million years ago the oceans were not what they are today. They ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Your diabetes ABCs from the HCHC Diabetes Education Center

    A is for A1c A1c, short for HbA1c, or hemoglobin A1c, measures your average blood glucose over the past three months. Suggested target range is below 7 percent, which corresponds with an average blood glucose level of 150 mg/dl. This test should be performed at least twice a year, as ordered by your primary physician. A is also for aspirin Taking low-dose aspirin everyday has been proven to help ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mt. Pleasant News

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Quotes

  1. Masimo Founder and CEO, Joe Kiani, stated: "We are happy that in addition to the CE Marking we now have FDA clearance for Pronto-7, allowing US clinicians and patients to also benefit from the latest technology for noninvasive hemoglobin spot-check...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Joe Source: DigitalJournal.com (press release)

  2. "Frankly, we think we are dealing with doping," Pound told Reuters. "It is too much of a coincidence to have 12 athletes with hugely high Hb [hemoglobin] levels just before the Games."
    on Feb 17, 2006 By: Dick Pound Source: Boston Globe

  3. Huckabee said, "I still get my blood sugar checked very regularly. I keep a close watch on the A1C hemoglobin. And the main thing is eat right, be active, and maintain a very upbeat outlook and optimism about the future."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Reuters

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