Definitions for "Methemoglobinemia"
production of methemoglobin due to the chemical oxidation of iron in the heme portion of the hemoglobin molecule; methemoglobin can no longer combine with oxygen or carbon dioxide.
the presence of methemoglobin in the blood; can be caused by nitrate poisoning; commonly called blue-baby disease.
presence of methemoglobin in the bloodstream caused by the reaction of materials with the hemoglobin in red blood cells that reduces their oxygen-carrying capacity.