from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bright-red chemical complex of hemoglobin and oxygen that transports oxygen to the tissues.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Hemoglobin united with oxygen in loose combination, 1 gram of hemoglobin taking up 1.76 cubic centimeters of oxygen.

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  • noun American Alternative form of oxyhaemoglobin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs


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  • "Blood diluted with water shows the well-known dark bands between D and E, known as the oxyhemoglobin absorption."

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  • This is reflected in a leftward shift of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve. 17 Therefore, in cases of methemoglobinemia, a normal pO2 should be expected even in patients with cyanosis.


  • The goal of this study is to investigate the incidence of oxyhemoglobin desaturation (OHD) and explore its mechanisms.

    Sickle cell disease research at The Children's Hospital

  • Methemoglobinemia is treated with methylene blue which converts methemoglobin to oxyhemoglobin.


  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) (functional brainscanning), a variant of MRI, is based on the fact that oxyhemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying form of hemoglobin, has a different magnetic resonance signal than deoxyhemoglobin, the oxygen-depleted form of hemoglobin.

    Dan Agin: Neurobunk: Politics, Phrenics, and Brainscans

  • Activated brain areas utilize more oxygen, which transiently decreases the levels of oxyhemoglobin and increases the levels of deoxyhemoglobin, and within seconds the brain microvasculature responds to the local change by increasing the flow of oxygen-rich blood into the active area.

    Dan Agin: Neurobunk: Politics, Phrenics, and Brainscans

  • This local response thus leads to an increase in the oxyhemoglobin-deoxyhemoglobin ratio, which forms the basis for the fMRI signal in the fMRI technique.

    Dan Agin: Neurobunk: Politics, Phrenics, and Brainscans

  • 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.

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  • In collaboration with Bohr and K.A. Hasselbalch the influence of the CO2 tension on the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve of the blood was demonstrated.

    August Krogh - Biography

  • The red blood corpuscles were drained of oxygen and now contained hemoglobin itself, not oxyhemoglobin, that bright red combination of hemoglobin and oxygen.

    Fantastic Voyage


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