Oxygenated Hemoglobin

Definition: Oxygenated hemoglobin is a complex molecule where the heme group of the hemoglobin protein has formed a reversible complex with oxygen (O2) in the pulmonary capillaries. This red blood cell protein travels through circulating blood carrying oxygen to body tissues and organs where it is readily released.Definition: Oxygenated hemoglobin is a complex molecule where the heme group of the hemoglobin protein has formed a reversible complex with oxygen (O2) in the pulmonary capillaries. This red blood cell protein travels through circulating blood carrying oxygen to body tissues and organs where it is readily released.

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Synonym: oxyhaemoglobin, oxy hemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin

References: National Cancer Institute. National Cancer Institute Thesaurus, 2017. Documentation page available on http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov.

Related terms: Hemoglobin, Deoxygenated Hemoglobin, Total Hemoglobin, Oxygen  

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