Carbon monoxide poisoning

carbon monoxide poisoning

carbon monoxide poisoning n.
A potentially fatal condition caused by inhalation of carbon monoxide gas which competes favorably with oxygen for binding with hemoglobin and thus interferes with the transportation of oxygen and carbon dioxide by the blood. Also called carboxyhemoglobinemia.
Historical Examples

And if you don’t get it, you’ll press a button on the arm of your chair and you’ll all die of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Perfect Control Richard Stockham


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