from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A compound of methemoglobin with hydrocyanic acid.
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- noun biochemistry A relatively non-toxic
cyanidederivative of methemoglobinformed when amyl nitriteand sodium nitriteare used as antidotesto cyanide poisoning
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Giving amyl nitrite promotes methemoglobin formation, which combines with the toxic cyanide to form cyanmethemoglobin, making it non-toxic.
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).