hemoglobin M n.
Abbr. Hb M
A group of abnormal hemoglobins in which a single amino acid substitution favors the formation of methemoglobin and is thus associated with methemoglobinemia.
hemoglobinolysis he·mo·glo·bi·nol·y·sis (hē’mə-glō’bə-nŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. The destruction or chemical lysis of hemoglobin.
hemoglobinopathy he·mo·glo·bi·nop·a·thy (hē’mə-glō’bə-nŏp’ə-thē) n. A disorder caused by or associated with the presence of abnormal hemoglobins in the blood.
hemoglobinophilic he·mo·glo·bi·no·phil·ic (hē’mə-glō’bə-nə-fĭl’ĭk) adj. Of or relating to microorganisms that cannot be cultured except in the presence of hemoglobin.
- Hemoglobin s
hemoglobin S n. Abbr. Hb S An abnormal hemoglobin in which valine has replaced glutamic acid causing the hemoglobin to become less soluble under decreasing oxygen concentrations and to polymerize into crystals that distort the red blood cells into a sickle shape. Also called sickle cell hemoglobin.