haemoglobin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n haemoglobin 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 "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Haemoglobin hē-mo-glō′bin the red substance in the red blood-corpuscles.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. haima, blood, L. globus, a ball.

Usage

In literature:

Leichtenstern states that the excess in men of haemoglobin is 7 per cent.
"Sex and Society" by William I. Thomas
The haemoglobin is a normal constituent of the blood, and, being red in colour, gives the red colour to the blood.
"The Story of the Living Machine" by H. W. Conn
Under such conditions, the amount of haemoglobin is almost doubled.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
This change is due to the conversion of haemoglobin into methaemoglobin, and finally into haematin.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Haemoglobin: the coloring matter of blood which serves to carry oxygen.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Haemoglobin estimation is difficult owing to turbidity of the blood after dilution with water.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
However for pathological cases this method of haemoglobin estimation from the iron present is not to be recommended.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Blessing is at present engaged in counting blood corpuscles again, and estimating amounts of haemoglobin.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The pressure of congenial tasks, of worthy work, sets one up, while the idle, the unemployed, has a deficiency of haemoglobin in his blood.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
It is a curious and noteworthy fact that in some invertebrate animals in which no haemoglobin occurs, we meet with its derivatives.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

The inherited disorders of haemoglobin, sickle-cell anaemia , its variants, and the thalassaemias, are by far the commonest monogenic diseases.
In October, 1996, a 24-year-old woman who had never been pregnant and had a normal menstrual cycle presented with microcytic and hypochromic anaemia (haemoglobin 9.3 g/dL) of unknown cause.
The inherited disorders of haemoglobin, sickle-cell anaemia, its variants, and the thalassaemias, are by far the commonest monogenic diseases.
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