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Definition of Methemoglobin

Methemoglobin: A form of hemoglobin that is incapable of carrying oxygen, sometimes found in the blood after certain poisonings, such as with aniline, nitrates, and other compounds.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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