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Definition of Carboxyhemoglobinemia

Carboxyhemoglobinemia: The presence of carboxyhemoglobin in the blood. Carboxyhemoglobin, hemoglobin that has carbon monoxide bound to it, is formed in carbon monoxide poisoning, as from exhaust (such as from a car, truck, boat or generator), smoke from a fire, or tobacco smoke.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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