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Comprehensive Guide to Hemoglobin

Sedimented Red Blood CellsHemoglobin is the protein component of the blood that transports oxygen through the bodies of some invertebrates and most vertebrates, including man. The red color of oxygenated hemoglobin results from its iron content. After its receipt of oxygen at the lungs (or in some case gills), hemoglobin delivers its cargo and then takes on a new passenger—carbon dioxide—with which it then returns for disposal. A number of health conditions may be diagnosed by means of a blood test for hemoglobin, among which are anemia, pernicious anemia, thalassemia, and polycythemia vera. Consider articles about hemoglobin written by informed Bright Hub contributors.

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