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Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide

(Science: chemical) An organic byproduct of combustion, tasteless, odourless gas that competes with oxygen binding sites on the haemoglobin molecule.

early symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include headache and nausea. Advanced exposure results in coma, cardiovascular collapse and death.

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carbon dioxide and haemoglobin

I think you are refering to carbon monoxide not carbon dioxide.

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by JorgeLobo
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: carbon dioxide and haemoglobin
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Gas exchange

Read about Carbon monoxide poisoning, and that will help you figure out what is happening when there is no reversible binding...

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by canalon
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Gas exchange
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Views: 3166

Change in distal his in hemoglobin

... the importance of the distal His (His64) in myoglobin with respects to carbon monoxide binding. Hemoglobin subunits also each have a distal His (His58 for α and His63 for ...

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by tntran
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Change in distal his in hemoglobin
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Smoking during pregnancy

... the microtoxins released into the blood), just the ongoing presence of carbon monoxide will reduce oxygen availability to the embryo and fetus. I agree that the anti-smoking ...

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by Darby
Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Smoking during pregnancy
Replies: 15
Views: 16183

Biochemistry help?

I have a problem related to both biology & chemistry: Carbon monoxide is willing to combine with hemoglobin more than oxygen. This is the reason why this gas ...

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by Yasaman.herandy
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Biochemistry help?
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