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cyanmethemoglobin

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  • n. A relatively non-toxic cyanide derivative of methemoglobin formed when amyl nitrite and sodium nitrite are used as antidotes to cyanide poisoning

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound of methemoglobin with hydrocyanic acid.

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Examples

  • Giving amyl nitrite promotes methemoglobin formation, which combines with the toxic cyanide to form cyanmethemoglobin, making it non-toxic.

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  • Hemoglobin levels were assessed using either a CBC5 Coulter Counter (Coulter Corporation, Miami) or by the cyanmethemoglobin method with use of a colorimeter (Corning Inc, Corning, NY).

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