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methaemoglobinaemia Line breaks: meth¦aemo|glo¦bin|aemia
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛθiːməˌɡləʊbɪˈniːmɪə/
(US methemoglobinemia)

Definition of methaemoglobinaemia in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
The presence of methaemoglobin 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.
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