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Hemoglobin

Synonym(s)

  • Hb
  • Hb - hemoglobin
  • HGB - hemoglobin

Definition(s)

The substance inside red blood cells that carries oxygen molecules.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The substance inside red blood cells that binds to oxygen and carries it from the lungs to the tissues.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014