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carboxyhemoglobin

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The compound that is formed when inhaled carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin, binding more tightly than oxygen and rendering the hemoglobin incapable of transporting oxygen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The stable complex of carbon monoxide with hemoglobin; it prevents the normal complexing with oxygen and thus leads to anoxia

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Examples

  • S. O'BRIEN: Yes, he seemed to say that that was reversing, that -- what he called the carboxyhemoglobin, I guess the measure of the carbon monoxide in the blood.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • A carboxyhemoglobin level confirmed his suspicions.

    Carbon Monoxide

  • Acute effects are due to the formation of carboxyhemoglobin in the blood, which inhibits oxygen intake.

    Carbon monoxide~ basic information

  • ROBERTS: Commonly done with high levels of carboxyhemoglobin or carbon monoxide.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • It wasn't a significant amount of carboxyhemoglobin.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • So you really have to be able to run the blood and check for carboxyhemoglobin.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • And so unless you can detect their carboxyhemoglobin levels -- and when you put the sat -- the oxygen saturation monitor on their finger, it's false.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • Still, it's important to remember that, whatever readout these CO-oximeters show, the level of carboxyhemoglobin does not always correlate with severity of symptoms or neuropsychiatric sequelae.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • And, just like the pulse-ox's SpO2 readout is just a proxy for oxyhemoglobin content, an output of carboxyhemoglobin in grams per dL is more reproducible and medically significant than a percentage full disclosure: I've worked with one of these authors, he's the same one who punctured the myth that nail polish tarnishes pulse oximetry readings.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • Masimo Rainbow SET noninvasive measurements-including: total hemoglobin (SpHb ™), oxygen content (SpOC ™), carboxyhemoglobin

    Medgadget

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