sulfhemoglobinemia

sulfhemoglobinemia
A morbid condition due to the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood; it is marked by a persistent cyanosis, but the blood count does not reveal any special abnormality in that fluid; it is thought to be caused by the action of hydrogen sulfide absorbed from the intestine.

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sulf·he·mo·glo·bi·ne·mia or chiefly Brit sul·phae·mo·glo·bi·nae·mia .səlf-.hē-mə-.glō-bə-'nē-mē-ə n the presence of sulfhemoglobin in the blood

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sulf·he·mo·glo·bin·emia (sulf″he″mo-glo″bin-eґme-ə) the presence of sulfmethemoglobin in the blood; the most significant symptom is cyanosis. It usually results from excessive exposure to sulfur-containing drugs or other chemicals.

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