• WordNet 3.6
    • n hemoglobin 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hemoglobin (Physiol) The normal coloring matter of the red blood corpuscles of vertebrate animals. It is composed of hematin and globulin, and is also called hæmatoglobulin. In arterial blood, it is always combined with oxygen, and is then called oxyhemoglobin. It crystallizes under different forms from different animals, and when crystallized, is called hæmatocrystallin. See Blood crystal, under Blood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hemoglobin The red substance which forms about nine tenths of the dry constituents of the red bloodcorpuscles and serves as the carrier of oxygen in the circulation. It is crystallizable, and can be resolved into hematin and a proteid residue. It has the property of combining loosely with oxygen, and this compound is called oxyhemoglobin, while physiologists reserve hemoglobin for the deoxydized substance. Also called hemoglobulin, hematoglobin, hematoglobulin, hematocrystallin, chromatin, and cruorin.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hemo-, + globe,


In literature:

The chlorophyll of the leaves and the hemoglobin of the blood are similar in constitution.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The color is mainly due to hemoglobin and other imperfectly elaborated constituents of the blood.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
However, it takes weeks for the hemoglobin (the oxygen-bearing substance in the red blood cells) to be brought up to normal.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
The importance of keeping the hemoglobin content of the blood normal has already been mentioned.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
This latter class often have a sluggish circulation, besides a lack of hemoglobin.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
The hemoglobin is greatly diminished, far out of proportion to the decrease in the number of the red cells.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess

In news:

Union Hospital's Department of Community Health and Wellness will be offering Hemoglobin A1C tests from 9 am to noon on Oct 23 at the Swiss Village Bulk Food Store, 309 S Broadway, Sugarcreek.
The infrared light from the AccuVein equipment allows phlebotomists to see hemoglobin in veins.
Hemoglobin A1C may not effectively diagnose kids with diabetes.
Masimo Noninvasive and Continuous Hemoglobin Receives Market Clearance in Japan.
Hemoglobin Has Bigger Role.
With almost the surprise that might greet discovery of a new bone in the human body, scientists have detected a major new task performed by hemoglobin , the blood's red pigment and transporter of gases.
Application to photolyzed hemoglobin -CO kinetics.
Application to photolyzed hemoglobin-CO kinetics.
A 69-year old black woman presented with profound anemia, with hemoglobin of 5.8mg/dL.
FDA Clears Masimo Pronto -7 for Noninvasive Total Hemoglobin Spot-Check With SpO2, Pulse Rate, Perfusion Index.
Is there a specific cutoff point of hemoglobin that indicates whether someone is anemic .
A hemoglobin level below 13 for men and below 12 for women is considered anemic .
Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells (or hemoglobin in them) falls below normal and the body gets less oxygen and, therefore, has less energy than it needs to function properly.
You have a lack of oxygen-transporting hemoglobin (HEE-moe-glow-bin) in your blood.
They also had the highest levels of HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) five years after surgery at 7.9%, in contrast to 5.9% among those with resolved diabetes and 6.9% among those with improvements in diabetes .

In science:

Furthermore, the conservation pattern of homologs is likely to reflect the same functional requirements, like the ability to bind one given kind of molecules (e.g., to oxygen in the case of hemoglobin).
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Examples of this kind of binding include: the binding of acetylcholine to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor , the binding of transcription factors to DNA , the binding of oxygen to hemoglobin, the binding of antigens to antibodies and so on.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
The classic example of this phenomenon is hemoglobin, the molecule responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
Our treatment of ligand-receptor binding in the case of hemoglobin can be couched in the language of two-state occupation variables.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
In particular, for hemoglobin, we describe the state of the system with the four variables (σ1 , σ2 , σ3 , σ4 ), where σi adopts the values 0 (unbound) or 1 (bound) characterizing the occupancy of site i within the molecule.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists