Definition of methaemoglobinaemia in English:


Line breaks: meth¦aemo|glo¦bin|aemia
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛθiːməˌgləʊbɪˈniːmɪə
, mɛtˌhiː-/
(US methemoglobinemia)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • The presence of methaemoglobin 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.

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