sulfhemoglobinemia

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sulf·he·mo·glo·bi·ne·mi·a

(sulf-hē'mō-glō'bi-nē'mē-ă),
A morbid condition due to the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood; it is marked by a persistent cyanosis, but the blood count does not reveal any special abnormality in that fluid; it is thought to be caused by the action of hydrogen sulfide absorbed from the intestine.

sulf·he·mo·glo·bi·ne·mi·a

(sŭlf-hē'mō-glō'bi-nē'mē-ă)
A morbid condition due to the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood; it is marked by a persistent cyanosis, but the blood count does not reveal any abnormality in blood cells; thought to be caused by the action of hydrogen sulfide absorbed from the intestine.
Synonym(s): sulphaemoglobinaemia.
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Conversely, there are five ways of removing [H.sub.2]S in the organism: by its conversion into thiocyanate via rhodanese; by its transformation into sulphurous proteins; through thiol molecules; by converting haemoglobin into sulfhaemoglobin; and by its transformation into methanethiol.
Long-term exposure to even low levels of [H.sub.2]S at the workplace has been reported to raise mean methaemoglobin and sulfhaemoglobin levels [72].
One of the problems encountered in measuring oxyhaemoglobin, were the small errors arising from other pigments in the blood, including methaemoglobin, carboxyhaemoglobin and sulfhaemoglobin, as well as reduced haemoglobin.