Medical Term: M, Hemoglobin | Hemoglobin M defined

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What is M, Hemoglobin | Hemoglobin M?


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Term Definition: A group of abnormal hemoglobins in which amino acid substitutions take place in either the alpha or beta chains but near the heme iron. This results in facilitated oxidation of the hemoglobin to yield excess methemoglobin which leads to cyanosis.


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