Definition of Methaemoglobinaemia

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of methemoglobinemia) ¹



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Medical Definition of Methaemoglobinaemia

1. A clinical condition in which more than 1% of the haemoglobin in the blood has been oxidized to the ferric (Fe3+) state. The principle finding is cyanosis due to the oxidized haemoglobins inability to transport oxygen. Nitrites can cause this condition and it has been reported in commercial meat packers. Treatment may include ascorbic acid or methylene blue. It may be drug-induced or be due to a defect in the enzyme NADH methaemoglobin reductase (an autosomal recessive trait) or to an abnormality in haemoglobin M (an autosomal dominant trait). Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (29 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methaemoglobinaemia

methacrylaldehyde
methacrylate
methacrylate resin
methacrylates
methacrylic
methacrylic acid
methacycline
methacycline hydrochloride
methadon
methadone
methadone hydrochloride
methadones
methadons
methadyl acetate
methaemoglobin
methaemoglobinaemia (current term)
methafurylene
methallenestril
methallibure
metham sodium
methamfetamine
methamidophos
methamine
methamphetamine
methamphetamine base
methamphetamine hydrochloride
methamphetamines
methampyrone
methanal

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