methemoglobinaemia

methaemoglobinaemia Presence of methaemoglobin in the blood in greater than normal proportion.
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methemoglobinaemia

The presence of methemoglobin in the blood, resulting in cyanosis. A small amount of methemoglobin is present in the blood normally, but injury or toxic agents convert a larger proportion of haemoglobin into methemoglobin, which does not function reversibly as an oxygen carrier. Methemoglobinaemia may be due to a defect in the enzyme NADH methemogl...
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