Leucomethylene blue | definition of leucomethylene blue by Medical dictionary
leu·co·meth·yl·ene blue (lū'kō-meth'i-lēn blū),
The reduced and colorless form of methylene blue.
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Methylene blue reduces the metHb back to hemoglobin using the enzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphatemetHb reductase by reducing to leucomethylene blue
by a cyclic reaction given intravenously.
The action of methylene blue depends on its reduction to leucomethylene blue, which then directly reduces methaemoglobin to haemoglobin.
The bluish grey discolouration was probably due to an inability of conversion of methylene blue in tissues to colourless leucomethylene blue due to her G6PD deficiency.