Definition of methemoglobinemia in English:


Syllabification: met·he·mo·glo·bi·ne·mi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌmetˌhēməˌɡlōbəˈnēmēə
(British methaemoglobinaemia)


The presence of methemoglobin in the blood.
More example sentences
  • A defining visual characteristic of methemoglobinemia is chocolate-brown arterial blood.
  • Although adults can tolerate high levels reasonably well, nitrates can be very dangerous for infants, reducing their blood's ability to carry oxygen and causing methemoglobinemia, or blue-baby syndrome.
  • She also subsequently developed acute renal failure, sepsis with fevers, methemoglobinemia, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Definition of methemoglobinemia in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...