What all of the methods have in common is that they do not require a blood sample to determine an individual's hemoglobin; instead, hemoglobin is
measured by means of a spectrophotometric sensor.
High level of hemoglobin is
the evidence of adequate nutrition and health.
Normal adult hemoglobin is
Hemoglobin A, consisting of two alpha chains and two beta chains.
This relationship between the partial pressure of oxygen and the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin is
described in the oxygen-dissociation curve.
the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells1.
The oxygen binding affinity of natural human hemoglobin is
too high when it is free in the blood stream (not contained within erythrocytes) because of a lack of allosteric control.
the protein responsible for absorbing oxygen when the red blood cell passes through the lungs.
a protein-iron compound that carries oxygen and is located in red blood cells.
"a little shuttle system," explains Somatogen scientist Bill Freitag.
As it turns out, polymerized hemoglobin is
too big to slip through blood vessels and take up nitric oxide, so it's less prone to raise blood pressure than lone hemoglobin molecules are, Olson says.