carboxyhemoglobin

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carboxyhaemoglobin or (US) carboxyhemoglobin (kɑːˌbɒksɪˌhiːməʊˈɡləʊbɪn, -ˌhɛm-, kɑːˌbɒksɪˌhiːməʊˈɡləʊbɪn, -ˌhɛm-)
 
n
haemoglobin coordinated with carbon monoxide, formed as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. As carbon monoxide is bound in preference to oxygen, tissues are deprived of oxygen
 
carboxyhemoglobin or (US) carboxyhemoglobin
 
n

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carboxyhemoglobin car·box·y·he·mo·glo·bin (kär-bŏk'sē-hē'mə-glō'bĭn)
n.
The compound that is formed when inhaled carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin in the blood. Also called carbon monoxide hemoglobin.

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