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

Definition of methemoglobinemia in English:


The presence of methemoglobin in the blood.
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:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources